[PLUG] Would stopping support for XP backfire on Microsoft?

Mayuresh mayuresh at acm.org
Thu Dec 12 17:57:58 PST 2013

> Something relevant for this thread
> http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Goodbye-Win-XP---Hello-Linux-79602.html

Gartner predicts end of Unix.  "The obvious replacements to HP-UX,
Solaris, AIX and other Unix variants today are Linux, Windows and
mainframe operating systems."

Wonder why the replacement won't be predominantly Linux.

Also, a few years back people were predicting mainframes to be a
technology in transition. On the contrary, they survived and thrived and
today some (like above) predict them to be target platforms for their
successors like HPUX, AIX , Solaris.

Microsoft dubs XP as "This venerable platform, built last century"...
Whether "last century" is the right description or not is up to one's

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