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July 13, 2010 / Raffy Pekson II

Windows XP Will Still Be Around ‘Til 2020 – Wha?

Computerworld recently came out with a news item reporting that Microsoft will be extending downgrade rights on its XP products until 2020. Ed Bott, the author of this post, corrects this report:

Here’s the short version: ComputerWorld missed a few important details in its calculations and thus reached the wrong conclusion. Yes, Microsoft is extending downgrade rights for Windows XP. No, you will not be able to buy a PC with Windows XP downgrade rights in 2020. In fact, by my calculations XP will be officially and completely out of all sales channels in early 2015.

Read more about it in ZDNet.

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