Microsoft Extending XP Professional End of Life

News that Microsoft is extending the end of life of XP Professional by creating a service pack that only exists to extend the pool of available activation keys…

 New Zealand PC World Magazine > Windows XP: The OS that won’t die?

Last month, the company’s chief financial officer said that he tweaked the fiscal year 2008 forecast to account for XP’s longevity. Rather than count on an 85/15 split in sales between Vista and XP, said Chris Liddell, Microsoft now expects a 78/22 split, an increase of nearly 50% in anticipated XP sales.

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