It's So Hard to Say Goodbye (to Windows XP)
But we're on Windows 7 now, arguably Microsoft's finest hour in OS creation. It's been a year since Windows 7 came out, and with support for XP (and Office 2003) set to end in April 2014, it's high time XP users man-up and leave the borderline legacy OS behind, at least if you work in the IT industry.
"You may find yourself in a situation where these migrations become the dominant projects in your organizations over the next few months," said David Cappuccio, an analyst with Gartner. "It's just a fact of life that we can only milk a cow for so long."
Cappuccio isn't the only one who recognizes the need to move on.
"Over the summer, we just had a round of 'firefighting' where we had a bunch of Windows XP SP2 machines that had to get upgraded to Service Pack 3 because of end-of-life support," said Matt Holmes, systems manager for Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas. "I think it kind of snuck up on the desktop support folks."
Are you still rocking Windows XP on one or more of you machines? What OSes do you run at work or home?