Windows XP's final day still June 30, but low-cost PCs get two more yearshttp://www.betanews.com/article/Windows_XPs_final_day_still_June_30_but_lowcost_PCs_get_two_more_years/1207252456
Windows XP Nears the End--SP3 or No SP3http://news.softpedia.com/news/Windows-XP-Nears-the-End-SP3-or-No-SP3-82562.shtmlOPINION:
OEM and Retail sales of Windows XP end June 30, 2008. With blunders like this, and no replacement for Vista in sight for a couple years (Windows 7), can anyone doubt that Microsoft is on the decline? This could be a new beginning for Linux. We have a two-year window of opportunity, anyway, to make significant inroads on the Desktop, while Microsoft apologizes for Vista.
Gartner: Windows collapsing under its own weight; Radical change neededhttp://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=8428&tag=nl.e550
Why, it might actually run on a PC !!!!! It is absolutely INSANE to have to buy a computer to run an OS. If M$ were to cut the integration of world+dog to the kernel, why, innovation at M$ might actually take place. As long as Steve "Monkey Boy" Ballmer is there, NOTHING will ever change. Instead of beating the competition with superior products, M$ relies on lock-in to trashy software to make money. Until things radically change at M$, all that will come out of M$ is BIGGER, MORE BLOATED, MORE RESTRICTIVE, and MORE EXPENSIVE JUNKWARE .
Gartner Explains Why Windows Is Brokenhttp://www.cio.com/article/331963
Microsoft extends XP through 2010 for ultra-low-cost laptopshttp://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/040308-microsoft-extends-xp-through-2010.html?page=1