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It’s rare to hear an avid PC user rant about the old Windows XP operating system because it was, and still might just be, the most stable and user-friendly OS ever built on the PC platform. In fact, many chose to retain it despite the introduction of its successor, Windows Vista, although Windows 7 has had some positive success.
Launched in 2001, Windows XP has less than a year left before it hits retirement. 7 April 2014 is the date set when Microsoft officially terminates support. That said if you were happy to pay between US$200,000 and US$500,000 a year for custom support, you’d have another lifeline. But what a price to pay, and we would advise against it. Windows XP was not without its drawbacks though. Its incumbent Internet Explorer (IE) 6 was riddled with security issues and a major headache for web designers and developers the world over, in fact versions 7, 8 and 9 all have different compatibility issues with advanced web technologies which have been well documented for a number of years.
There are positives of Windows XP Saying Goodbye
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