Is it true that XP will soon be gone?

@ClassyCat (1214)
United States
December 13, 2008 10:55pm CST
I've heard that Windows XP will soon be gone. Is this true? I've had a brief look at Vista, and don't want it. Guess I'll buy a 'used' computer. I hate the way Microsoft is so controlling, don't you?
6 responses
• India
16 Dec 08
not really btu they will stop supporting it its a different case then beign gone they wont b providedin updates andsuch for it after 2010 happy lotting and have a nice day
@ClassyCat (1214)
• United States
17 Dec 08
Thanks for all of your comments. Ihave a friend that I wanted to help get setup on the net, and she has a new Dell with Vista. Being vision impaired has its handicap - but we needed to find the add/remove programs, and I couldn't make heads or tails out of the start menu. Egaaads Vista is the PITTS!
@stiener (735)
• Singapore
21 Dec 08
Well, Microsoft knows that Vista is not a good successor of XP. Therefore, computer users will still downgrade to XP from Vista. Since they have to maximize the sales of each Vista to cover the cost of production. They will need to make sure that manufacturers use and recommends Vista over XP. Similarly, more hardware produces Vista drivers than XP drivers. Then Microsoft also cut the retail supply of XP to the market. I just hope that Windows 7 will make us choose it over the other 2 OS willingly.
@joerhonda (476)
• United States
16 Dec 08
I heard that for the first time ever Microsoft sold a "down grade" cd for people that had vista to downgrade back to XP...I'm not sure if it's true or not. I still use XP and wouldn't trade it for anything else! Rhonda
@idcoder (382)
• India
14 Dec 08
naahh..i dont think so..XP will get better , but it wont be gone...here everyone prefers XP and no one likes vista..XP will get its new relaseses but microsoft will not stop its production..
@bayernfan (1430)
• Canada
14 Dec 08
Yes. This is true in the sense that Microsoft will no longer provide support or updates for Windows XP and that no new computers from large manufacturers will be sold with Windows XP. It does not mean that all of sudden all the PCs still running Windows XP will immediately cease to be functional or that all previously sold copies of Windows XP will spontaneously combust. If you are not a gamer, or don't need to use specific business software, then I suggest that you try a Linux distribution. Linux Distros are very user friendly nowadays. I have also heard nothing but good things about MacOS. Cheers.
• United States
14 Dec 08
yes eventually it will be true think of windows 98,95,2000,etc. they all disappeared after the newer version was in the position to take over. almost no new comps come with xp now although i think my favorite computer company still offers xp with the new ones (but i wouldnt advise gettin 1 from them just to get xp the comps they sell are above the highest quality dells,compaqs,etc. but have a very high price tag (they are fully customizable and the 1 i custimized to get a price range was close to 6 grand)