June 30th, 2008 was the cut off date for Windows XP, but now, thanks to the rise of low cost machines like the Asus EEE PC, Microsoft is allowing its beloved operating system to live for at least another 2 years.
The only catch is, Microsoft wants to restrict sales to low cost machines. I guess people who want to buy Windows XP for their desktops will have to suck it up and hop over to Vista. Come on, it’s not as bad as rabble makes it out be.
Maybe they’re extending the end date til just after Windows 7 releases which could be within the “next year“.