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Re: End of Windows XP support means beginning of security...
XP is old as heck. Lots of businesses already have Vista/7. XP is fast losing it's majority share, especially since the release of Windows 7. When XP's support ends it will have been the fourth-longest supported operating system in Microsoft history, behind Windows 2.1. People have had plenty of time to migrate/upgrade to a newer operating system. Windows 2000 was retired in mid-2010, 10 years after its release. XP is only one year younger than 2000.
This article is not only pointless FUD, but it is TWO years early. People still have TWO years to make a move in order to stay secure. XP will be nearly THIRTEEN years old by then. If they can't make a move before 2014 when XP will be retired, well, sucks to be them.
I mean, just imagine, what kind of machine would be running thirteen-year-old software back when XP was released? That would be Windows 2.1 or MS-DOS 3.0, running on i486. The difference between XP-era machines and Vista/7-era machines are about the same, for the most part.
Microsoft isn't obligated to keep spending time and resources on cheapskates that refuse to upgrade their machines.