Future of Windows XP

Spotted on Custom PC:

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says Windows XP might not reach the end of its life in June if people still want it.

Microsoft’s infamous over excitable funny man, CEO Steve Ballmer, has said that Microsoft might not kill off Windows XP in June if customers still demand it. Still going strong after 6.5 years, Microsoft’s ubiquitous OS Windows XP has stood the test of time remarkably well, but the company plans to start phasing it out in June this year.

However, Ballmer suggested that this plan isn’t yet set in stone. Speaking to a news conference in Mons, Belgium, Ballmer said: ‘XP will hit an end-of-life. We have announced one.’ However, he then added that ‘If customer feedback varies, we can always wake up smarter, but right now, we have a plan for end-of-life for new XP shipments.’

Is that called a u-turn?

Hang on a minute, I’ll go and ask Gordon Brown.

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