The 'Save Windows XP' Petition

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Citing several real-world scenarios mainly applicable to businesses, Infoworld has started an online petition to save Windows XP in hopes of extending the current end date of availability to OEM's of June 30, 2008, although ZDNet says it will be available from white-box vendors/system builders through January 31, 2009.

Reasons for saving Windows XP included:

Other reasons given by Infoworld detailed an organization's need to refresh some or all of its users PCs and what happens if a company needs to purchase additional systems.

Not that it will ever happen, but Infoworld goes so far as to suggest that Microsoft shelve Windows Vista just like it did Windows ME until the next version (currently named Windows 7) comes out. So far, over 21,000 people have signed the petition.

It'll be interesting to see how many people end up signing it. I've said it before and I'll say it again: after having tried two versions of Windows Vista, if Windows XP does become unavailable, my next computer will be a Mac.

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