April 9, 2012

Microsoft Reminds Windows XP Users That It’s About Time To Upgrade

Frederic Lardinois, writing for TechCrunch:

“quite a few small businesses and even large enterprises in the developed world still use XP today. Even in the U.S., for example about 22% of all PCs currently still run this legacy operating system.”

We've run Windows XP Pro on all three of our small business's machines since we opened in 2005. While no-one can blame us for skipping Windows Vista, my only defense for XP these days is "if it ain't broke …"

Seriously, it's provided us with seven years of largely headache-free operation. Our main POS machine is about due for replacement, though, so Windows 7 is in our immediate future.

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