So I’m reading this article over at Ars Technica that talks about how Windows XP is near its end of life for support from Microsoft (April 8). It has all kinds of graphs and charts that say one thing: Microsoft is still winning the OS and browser war. What else it shows is that with only a few weeks left for Windows XP to stop being supported, Microsoft isn’t listening to its customer base. The proof is in the numbers.
Microsoft can’t keep a skeleton crew of engineers and developers together to keep supporting it? I guess that begs the question: When is “enough”, enough?
Side note: In reading another article at Ars Technica, I came across this site that tells the user whether or not they are running Windows XP. I guess I never consider that the MAJORITY of people out there probably don’t know what OS they are running. Am I running XP?
Me, I’m a fairly early-adopter. I’ve slowed down a bit as my having time to fix computer grief is waning as my kids get older and more involved in what used to be “my” free time. Being this early-adopter, however, really didn’t cause me any issues with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 for my home PC.
So what does that mean? I guess MSFT should kill XP… it’s old. Tired. Or is it?