| ||Thread Tools|
|25th June 2008, 11:29||#1|
Join Date: May 2002
Microsoft promises to support Windows XP until 2014
In an unprecedented move, Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) has committed to providing support services for its soon to be retired Windows XP through 2014 -- a full 13 years after the operating system was originally released.
In a letter sent to customers this week, Microsoft senior VP Bill Veghte said the software maker will provide security patches "and other critical updates" for Windows XP until April, 2014.
"Our ongoing support for Windows XP is the result of our recognition that people keep their Windows-based PCs for many years," Veghte wrote.
That may be, but Microsoft normally terminates support for an OS within ten years of its release -- at the latest. For instance, it plans to end support for Windows 2000 in 2010.
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Microsoft ends mainstream support for Windows XP||jmke||WebNews||0||14th April 2009 22:47|
|Microsoft Patch Tuesday: 5 Criticals, 2 Important, 1 Moderate Patch||jmke||WebNews||0||14th April 2009 18:47|
|Microsoft disses Hybrid SLI and CrossFire, won't support them in Windows 7||jmke||WebNews||0||6th November 2008 19:22|
|Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for September 2008||jmke||WebNews||0||9th September 2008 19:20|
|Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for August 2007||jmke||WebNews||0||14th August 2007 22:21|
|Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for February 2007||jmke||WebNews||0||14th February 2007 00:25|
|Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for June 2006||jmke||WebNews||0||14th June 2006 20:51|
|List of fixes included in Windows XP Service Pack 2||jmke||WebNews||1||17th August 2004 15:03|
|ATI Supports Development of Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition||jmke||WebNews||0||14th July 2004 12:29|
|Microsoft Changes Mind on Windows 98 Support||jmke||WebNews||0||13th January 2004 12:04|