Windows XP, the 6-year-old operating system was set to be taken off of store shelves on June 30th of 2008 and fans of the operating system started sounding off in complaint of the decision. Those fans continue to sing the praises of Windows XP and its Superiority over Windows Vista since it’s launch in January along with numerous lukewarm reviews. To date, approximately 160,000 people have signed an online petition to “Save XP” and want Microsoft to keep selling the operating system until the next version of windows is released, which is currently set for 2010. But finally
Microsoft agreed that Windows Vista was a total messed out OS, and XP is a much better choice. After a long wait, Microsoft has reported that XP will stay on shelves of computer stores for now. Till the time Windows Seven is launched, XP customers will have continued support from Microsoft in form of new Service Pack, additional patches, and much more. Steve Ballmer told reporters today that
“If customer feedback varies, we can always wake up smarter, and that the company would consider extending the shelf life of Windows XP if that is what their customers want”.
Not only that, Microsoft will also continue to advertise its legacy product along with Windows Vista. But, at the same tim, Ballmer was adamant that Vista is a good operating system. According to him,