Windows XPWindows XP’s death is drawing ever closer.

Effective today, Windows XP is no longer supported by “Mainstream Support”, and will only be covered by “Extended Support”.  All of this was announced in an email that came out on Monday.

On April 14, Windows XP will transition from the mainstream support phase to the extended support phase, as planned and previously announced.

Normally Mainstream Support only lasts for 5 years, but Windows XP was extended to 7 & 1/2 years due to the delay in release of Windows Vista. Extended Support means that everyone will have to pay for support from here on out unless they bought an extended service plan. This also means that Microsoft will only release security patches from here on out, and those will also come to an end on April 8, 2014.

In an odd move, the Windows XP “Downgrade” program which allows users to install XP if they have bought a copy of Vista, will last now until April 30th, 2010. If Windows 7 releases in the fall like everyone suspects, that means XP will still be ciculating even after it has released.  

At this point it is almost becomng funny how this operating system will just not fade away.

Categories: Windows 7, Windows XP   
 

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