-- (deprecated) Microsoft Windows OS (XP/NT/Vista)
---- Windows XP support runs out next week
grelmar - 5:24 pm on Apr 8, 2009 (gmt 0)
Meanwhile, Microsoft revealed that, while Windows 7 users will be able to downgrade to Windows XP, the reverse will not be true.
Microsoft said in its Engineering Windows 7 blog that XP users will have to perform a full install.
"There are simply too many changes in how PCs have been configured (applets, hardware support, driver model etc) that having all of that support carry forth to Windows 7 would not be nearly as high quality as a clean install," the blog entry said.
When I built my last desktop 2 years ago, I swore to myself it would be my last Windows box, especially as I already had switched all my other systems over to Ubuntu by that point. This attitude from MS just re-enforces that decision.
Going over the list of apps on that system, you know what I'm going to miss with Windows?
I think I can live without that. I might even break down and buy a PS3 or Wii.