There is what? You can no longer pay £75 for the privelage of some geek in a call centre telling you what you find online for free,.
The recent Win7 SP1 fiasco shows its not ready for business use yet & XP SP3 is still being supported, downgrade options still avaialable when buying.
But XP is not dead. Not even by a long shot. Not at over 70% of the operating system market. And this is not about Service Pack 3, this is about the good old anti-Vista, XP SP2. Microsoft will continue to offer support for XP SP2 until July 13, 2010, which is two years from now. And XP SP3 will go even further than that. "We understand some of our customers aren't ready to upgrade their PCs to Windows Vista. Although Windows XP will disappear from stores, we'll continue to offer Extended Support for the operating system for six more years, until April 2014," Microsoft added.