Alas all good things must come to an end, although reputed to be the saviour of operating systems throughout the tough Vista years XP’s service life will be coming to a close. Announced as of July 13th, 2010 XP SP2 will no longer be supported by Microsoft (Along with a few other Key Products). This will probably be the warning sign that SP3 will more than likely follow suit, though this is just speculation.
Moving forward Microsoft looks to have quite the successful launch with Windows 7 and that may very well come to be the new XP to most of the OS veterans out there today. It will mark a sad day however for many people the day XP no longer is valid for new games, nor supported by any Drivers and Chipsets. It was in its own right the Operating System that could, and although it had its quirks it will always hold a special place for those who valued its interface and abilities.