I couldn’t just let this slide by without posting my own opinion on the matter.
After reading Steve’s post (below) about IE9, I have to say that I TOTALLY DISAGREE with Steve’s opinion on this one.
I know that there are a lot of people out there that still use Windows XP. Heck, some of the computers in this office still use XP. While that may be the case now, this fact should have no impact on MS’s decision to no longer support the operating system.
Windows XP is, at this point, a very old operating system. Have you used windows 7? If you have, you know what i’m talking about. Windows 7 feels “new” compared to windows XP. It has much better performance, a lot better looks, tighter security and stability that I could only dream of a few years ago. By the time that Internet Explorer 9 comes out (2011), windows XP will be even older.
You see, I think that MS is doing the right thing by stopping the support of all things XP. MS should focus on the future, not the past. Continuing to develop software while having to ensure backwards compatibility will do nothing but hinder the evolution of computer technology as a whole. I know that this may sound a bit radical, but I strongly believe that forward progress is far more important than trying to appease some users that refuse to accept change for the better.
If you are still using windows XP when software starts to become incompatible, maybe its time to upgrade.
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