We may witness history, as Windows XP can become the most longevive operating system as long as Microsoft won’t have any problem to reanimate it from time to time. Actually, I’m sure Microsoft isn’t too happy about it but you can’t force Vista forever and preloaded Vista systems won’t stop a XP installation, ever. Windows XP has been officially extended until 30 May, “a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed the existence of a flexible inventory program that will allow distributors to place their final orders for Windows XP OEM licenses by Jan. 31, 2009, and take delivery against those orders through May 30″, as ChannelWeb reports in a written email from Microsoft.
The funny part is, even if Vista became a little better, even if Windows Seven is at the horizon, users don’t seem to let go of good ol’ Windows XP. Another reason for its extended lifespan is that Windows XP runs pretty well on low cost devices with limited resources such as Asus Eee PC. I’m guessing we will see more XP and I have a feeling May 30 won’t be its tombstone.