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Windows XP support has ended

     
3:47 am on Apr 9, 2014 (gmt 0)

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http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/end-support-help?ocid=xp_eos_client [windows.microsoft.com]

Windows XP support has ended

Microsoft provided support for Windows XP for the past 12 years. But the time came for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources toward supporting more recent technologies so that we can continue to deliver great new experiences.

As a result, technical assistance for Windows XP is no longer available, including automatic updates that help protect your PC.
11:48 pm on Apr 10, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Do you think this will accelerate the fall in the number of XP machines (last I looked still at around 20%)?

The great thing about this is that once XP is gone, so is IE8 for all practical purposes, meaning the last popular browser that does not support media queries is gone, which means no more shims.
11:59 pm on Apr 10, 2014 (gmt 0)

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My last updates (xp) came through just fine. FF for web, Thunderbird for mail Thi4rd party AV security... good to go fro a few years... then again, I keep track of these things. Some parties in other countries may not have the ability of migrate due to either availability or hardware, so xp will be around for a few years yet. Will it be a quick drop from 27% (depends on whose metrics you follow)? ... Maybe, but I think it will hold steady at 20% 2-5 years (closer to 2) and those folks might still run ie8.
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which means no more shims


Wishful thinking, my friend. We are still using Modernizr and polyfills quite often because of the lack of support in so many other features outside of media queries -- even in IE11.

Imagine a perfect world ... yeah right, dreamer :-)