We have all heard or read about the imminent death of Microsoft’s Windows XP. The official Life-Cycle Policy really means XP was supposed to be dead and buried back on 31 Jan 2009.

This may really really be the end of XP with Windows 7 on the way. Especially so since there has been a lot of positive feedback and comments for Windows 7. So, why even broach the subject of XP? Well, Windows 7 is going to have “Windows XP Mode” and just when you thought Virtual PC may also be dead it gets a new lease of life just like XP. It’s a symbiotic relationship that gives business users reason to migrate adopt Windows 7 and not keep having to patch security holes in XP.

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We have all heard or read about the imminent death of Microsoft’s Windows XP. The official Life-Cycle Policy really means XP was supposed to be dead and buried back on 31 Jan 2009.

This may really really be the end of XP with Windows 7 on
the way. Especially so since there has been a lot of positive feedback
and comments for Windows 7. So, why even broach the subject of XP?
Well, Windows 7 is going to have “Windows XP Mode” and just when you
thought Virtual PC may also be dead it gets a new lease of life just
like XP. It’s a symbiotic relationship that gives business users reason
to migrate adopt Windows 7 and not keep having to patch security holes in XP.

Windows XP Mode with Virtual PC will only be applicable for Windows
7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate. Windows 7 Home/Premium users
will not be able to take advantage of this Windows 7 feature.

What do you think about virtualised Windows XP to promote Windows 7
adoption? Could this also be a way to get users to virtualise other OS
running under Windows 7 instead of the other way around?

Would you still move on to Windows 7 if there wasn’t a Windows XP Mode?