Who cares if XP support is ending?
Mar 27, 2009, 13:32 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Dawson)
"XP still dominates here in Ed Tech. Sure, we have lots of Macs
and Linux has made some inroads in our market, but we all know
where the lion's share of the market sits. And in some ways, why
not? XP is easy, there is a huge install base, it keeps most of our
users happy with no training (assuming we can keep the malware at
bay), all of our software runs on it, and it's been around long
enough that most of our students can support it, let alone IT
"How many people actually use free XP support from Microsoft?
Maybe for Windows Server or SQL Server, but plain, vanilla XP?
Whether Home or Professional, we all know how to support Windows on
the desktop. Even the least competent techs can find their way
around all of the basics that we'd need in most educational
settings? Can you get it online? Can it print? Can you install