Source: Network World
quote: The same probably applies to 95% of users... which could be why Microsoft have chosen not to adopt that policy.
quote: In my opinion, I think 6-12 months after the release of a new OS, the old OS should become free.
quote: 1) Makes upgrading to the new OS easier
quote: 2) Easier to support
quote: 3) Moves older computers off the shelves to make room for newer computers
quote: In China, roughly 65% of all computers are expected to still be on Windows XP when April 8, 2014 rolls around....On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will deliver its last Windows XP security update, and that also happens to be the day that Microsoft hopes to have as many companies and individual users rid themselves of Windows XP altogether.