Windows XP Given Another Stay of Execution

It is being reported on the BBC today that Microsoft are going to extend the life of Windows XP once again – this time until the end of May 2009. This is almost certainly due to two things: the public’s dislike of Vista and the huge take-off of netbooks, which use either a variant of Linux or XP. I have been using XP on my netbook for the last few months and think that it is perfectly suited to the job and so I can see the workhorse that is XP being extended once more if netbooks continue to sell in the numbers they have in 2008.