The retail version of Windows XP was launched last October 25, 2001, today we celebrate Microsoft’s Best Operating System 10th birthday. If you are still using a computer that’s running Windows XP that means that you are using one of the best operating system that was developed by Microsoft.
You may argue when I say that Windows XP is the best OS from Microsoft but having a lifespan of more than 10 years (Win XP SP3 will be supported by Microsoft until April 2014) that’s a lot to say from an OS that endured a lot since it first release last October 25, 2001.
Technologizer traces the ups and down of Windows XP, including the different edition of Windows XP specially the ones for tablets.
Nobody would have been prescient enough to predict that Windows XP would be flourishing so many years after its debut. Not Microsoft. Not consumers and businesses. Not the analysts who get paid to know where technology is going. And certainly not me.
No single factor explains XP’s astonishing longevity. The most obvious one, of course, is the failed launch of 2007′s Windows Vista, an upgrade so lackluster that many PC users simply rejected it, instinctively and intelligently. But I think you also have to give XP credit for being just plain good, especially once Microsoft released Service Pack 2 in 2004. And desktop operating systems, from any company, simply aren’t as exciting as they were in the 1990s; people are less likely to want a new one every couple of years, and more likely to drive the one they’ve got into the ground.
I can certainly understand why people on Win XP are still using Win XP, since I myself prefer XP over Vista and even Windows 7, it’s more stable, games and application are more stable on XP than on Vista and Windows 7.
Anyway, if you like to read the Technologizer article then just click here. So are you still using XP, Vista or now on 7?
Screenshot from Wikipedia
Last modified: October 25, 2011