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Oct 25, 2011

Windows XP Turns 10, Enjoys its Golden Years and Slow Transition Into Retirement

It's hard to believe that it was ten years ago today that Windows XP first hit retail shelves. It's even more astonishing when you realize that it was still the most popular operating system in the world until the beginning of this month. The sun may finally be setting on the stalwart OS that has powered countless home and business PCs (it crossed the 400 million mark way back in 2006), but it's still number two -- right behind it's youngest brother Windows 7 and well ahead of the black sheep, Vista. 

Sure, our relationship with Microsoft's OS has had its ups and downs, but it's clear we've developed an attachmentto the ol' bird. After all, consumer demand kept it shipping on PCs until late 2010 and Redmond has pledged to support it until April 8th of 2014. If nothing else, XP will be remembered for its incredibleresilience.
 
 

9 comments:

Justin Hammitt said...

10 years thats awsome but im finnally glad microsoft was able to put xp away and bring something just as great onto the market

Lot's Wife said...

Gosh, this is the first time that I've felt sentimental for an operating system.

Adam said...

I was never a super anti-Vista person, but XP was great

Legitcheater said...

In my opinion, the greatest OS yet.
7 is better, but XP is just... Nostalgic

jpb_28 said...

I'm enjoying 7, but it's no XP. It'll take a lot to top it.

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Nathan said...

7 finally got ahead of XP huh? Took long enough...

R.gers said...

Windows XP, pretty decent run. If Vista was a bit better when it was released, I'm sure XP would have a much shorter lifespan.

YeamieWaffles said...

I still use XP and I love it. I never want to change to be honest, I love it that damn much!

Obi-wan Mikenobi said...

XP is still the best Windows OS IMO