Microsoft to end sales of Windows XP

April 17, 2008

Microsoft contends they will discontinue sales of its popular desktop operating system, Windows XP, on June 30, 2008.  Last year Microsoft decided to discontinue sales of XP in January 2008; however due to snafus with Windows Vista, Microsoft decided to postpone XP‘s demise for a few months.  Now Microsoft plans to discontinue releasing XP‘s non-security updates to the masses on April 14, 2009.  Regular XP security updates are planned until April 8, 2014.

For On-Site Computer Services’ business clients presently using Microsoft Windows XP, this announcement is of little concern.  When Microsoft discontinues the Windows XP security updates in 2014, Windows XP will be fifteen years old.  Consider the rhetorical question, “When is the last time ANYONE used a computer component that was fifteen years old?”  I doubt if most PCs in use today will remain until 2014.  If any of today’s PCs remain in service until 2014, then they will certainly be VERY slow.  

Don’t worry about the death of Microsoft Windows XP.  Soon, Microsoft Windows Vista will be the operating system of choice for both business and home desktops.  I suspect Bill Gates and the Microsoft team has most of the kinks worked out of Windows Vista with the release of Service Pack 1

If you’re searching for computer consulting, repairs or service of your Microsoft based system or network in the New Orleans area, then call the knowledgeable, reputable Microsoft specialists at Onsite Computer Services, Inc. in New Orleans 504-469-6991.

You may also be interested in Onsite Computer’s Blog.

This New Orleans On-Site Computer Services post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at On-Site Computer Services, Inc. serves the Microsoft computing needs of small businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District.  Please visit our website at


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