April 10th, 2012

Microsoft Begins 2-Year Retirement Countdown of Windows XP, Office 2003

Microsoft announced yesterday that it has begun the two-year end of life countdown for Windows XP and Office 2003. When Microsoft finally retires Windows XP on April 8, 2014, it will have been the company’s longest-lived operating system at 12 years and 5 months. The second longest supported OS was Windows NT, which had a [...]

August 9th, 2011

Gartner: Windows 7 to Become Most Common OS

Industry research firm Gartner says that by the end of 2011 Windows 7 will become the most common operating system, running on some 42 percent of all PCs. Microsoft has had trouble convincing PC users to switch to their latest OS. Statistics released in July by Net Applications showed that Windows XP was still the [...]