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Microsoft wants to get Windows XP below 10% by April 2014

Microsoft has hatched a plan to get resellers to help wean customers off Windows XP by April 2014. Windows XP currently holds the second largest percentage of the computer operating system market right below Windows 7. According to Net Applications, Windows XP holds 37.17% of the operating system market while Windows 7 holds 44.37%.

Microsoft is reminding resellers and customers that there is less than a year left until all support for Windows XP is stopped. On April 8, 2014, Windows XP will no longer receive patches or updates including critical security updates. Moving consumers from Windows XP to a newer version of Windows is reportedly one of Microsoft's top priorities for its fiscal 2014, which began on July 1.


That could be a tall order for Microsoft since the software giant and its partners would reportedly need to migrate 586,000 computers per day over the next 273 days to eliminate all machines running Windows XP.

Microsoft is rolling out several programs, offers, and tools to encourage users to leave Windows XP behind. Those programs include Accelerate where Microsoft will pay some reseller and integrator partners to create a proof of concept Metro-style apps to help lure customers to Windows 8. Microsoft is also going to extend the program call Get to Modern aimed at small and medium businesses.
 
It was reported earlier this month that Windows 8 market share just finally crept ahead of the unloved Windows Vista operating system.

Source: ZDNet



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RE: Updating to Win 7
By KOOLTIME on 7/10/2013 12:03:54 PM , Rating: 2
Every business will be moving away from XP to win 7 or later OS types ( even other brands soon ).

XP is dead, pretty much, as its not compatible with everyone's "NEW" cell phones that are taking over the world replacing the traditional desktop PC. Which is why PC sales across the board are in decline due to most folks just use there modern cell phone for most of their days work.

Businesses that have apps that only work on XP wont be around much longer, as nobody is going to want to use something that wont be accessible on their new phone.


RE: Updating to Win 7
By 91TTZ on 7/10/2013 2:40:42 PM , Rating: 2
I don't know anybody in an office environment that does work on their phones. They check email but that's about it.


RE: Updating to Win 7
By JediJeb on 7/10/2013 9:45:57 PM , Rating: 2
I hate working on my PC with screens smaller than 22 inch, I can't imagine doing anything with a screen as small as a smart phone. Plus with my fat fingers it would be a nightmare lol.

Of course I would have to get a smartphone first, which I have no desire to get anytime soon.


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