Due to the longevity of Windows XP Professional, it has become necessary to produce more product keys for system builders in order to support the continued availability of Windows XP Professional through the scheduled system builder channel end-of-life date,” wrote the Microsoft system builder team on its blog yesterday.
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Microsoft fans will point to this as proof that XP is a good, solid OS that has stood the test of time. Microsoft detractors will point to this as proof of the failure of Vista to impress users enough to change.
They are both right :-p
I think more people actually appreciate XP since Vista’s arrival. It’s such a hassle because every manufacturer is loading up Vista, feels like Microsoft are shoving it down our throats.