I don’t drink alcohol, but it is going to be hard to resist the urge to raise a glass of something on April 8, 2014. That particular Tuesday is going to be a special day for many of my fellow techies around the world and I have no doubt that many of my I.T. brethren will be celebrating the momentous occasion that takes place on that day. What is it, you ask?
Don’t get me wrong, Windows XP has had a hell of a run since August 2001. It was a good OS and was definitely a step up from the awful Windows Me that preceded it. Heck, it was so good Microsoft kept it around when Netbooks came into vogue a few years ago. Those netbooks and the terrible Windows Vista probably helped to keep it alive probably well past its originally intended expiration date, but all good things must come to an end, so here we are…or at least here we will be in just under seven months.
Windows 7 is goodness and I finally decided to eat my Windows 8 peas, so XP is but a fond memory for me except for when I have to deal with customers that still use it at work. I can’t give them too much grief, because I still use WinAmp 2.9 and Microsoft Money 2000! That said, I’ll be happy as a clam when I no longer have to worry about whether users should click on ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Programs and Features’ in the Control Panel!