Today on 14th April 2009, Microsoft have ended mainstream support for the Microsoft XP Operating System.
Microsoft have announced they will continue to provide free security fixes until 2014, but platform bugs and fixes will only be available to paying customers.
This is interesting with over 60% of the worlds Internet computers running XP. For me the real concern is how MS will clasify what is a security fix, and what is a bug etc.
I do think that most people should have been looking to move to newer OS’s like Vista, but we know organisations are slow to move, and I am sure still many running instances of NT and 98 so we know its a slllllooooowwww uptake.
Check the Microsoft Support Lifecycle