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The end of mainstream support by Microsoft for Windows XP ended on April 14. That deadline came and left with barely an audible groan from the minions of enterprise, small business and consumer users of the decade-old operating system. The steadfast legions of corporate Windows XP users -- and the Microsoft Office 2003 suite that also is no longer supported -- are not facing any dire consequences for not migrating to Windows Vista and the Office 7 suite, however. No doomsday alarms have sounded.
I was forced to move on from XP, I moved right on to a Linux Distribution. Now I get my upgrades for free and the system will upgrade while it is running, no need for another cd to perform the upgrade! I actually flat out refuse to use any other windows version, other than XP, and now that it is pretty much EOL, its just not an option any more. Yeah I do like windows and how every thing 'just works' but with a lot of work and practice everything 'works' on linux, as well (for me; people that know linux alot better than me, that is a different story). Hats off to Microsoft for pushing users away!