I am considering giving Vista another go with the advent of service pack 1, but after my bad experience with Vista the first time around, it’s a hard decision to make. That’s why I am happy that Microsoft has extended the sale of Windows XP by 5 months, which means the end date for XP sales will, as of now, be June 2008.
Why, you might ask? Demand, it really is that simple, their vendors, aka OEMs, told them there was still a pretty high demand for the OS, likely coming from the business segment, but surely there is a sufficient amount of demand from the public pool as well. I read and article from some guy that was at one of those huge LAN parties that happens at various locations throughout the world, they ran a poll, 2% of the gaming rigs there were running, this is where I have to ask what you thought the rest of that sentence was going to be? Well it ends with Vista, which means 98% of the gaming machines were still running XP.