Monday, 27 January 2014

XP EOL

Windows Extreme Programming End of Life - 14 April 2014


So finally the bye bye time for the cult of an operating system has arrived. Windows XP was undoubtedly the most successful operating systems of information history for consumers and business alike.
Release days of windows XP goes into 2001.That was the time when most of the users were happy with their Win98 and were reluctant to try XP. This was pretty obvious and justified as XP predecessor (WinME) received very bad word of mouth.



The beautiful GUI played a huge role in bringing up the positive vibe and encouraged users to try the new OS. It required 64MB of RAM and I had 32MB in my Intel Pentium 2 computer. So I borrowed a 32MB one and completed the installation. The look and feel of XP was mesmerizing.  Despite the incapability of my hardware, I kept on using the OS.


In last 12 years XP came a long way. It was patched up and serviced several times to meet the new requirements. But for most of the users out there have no good reason to leave XP. The reason behind this thought process it that because each and every software available across the globe is still compatible with Windows XP. And its successor was also had some issues and mostly received bad word of mouth. I personally believed that Windows Vista became a fully functional and stable operating system after the release of service pack 1. However the WOM was so strong and finally cleared by Windows7.


In 2012 Microsoft had announced that 14 April 2014 will be the end of life for XP. But still it feels difficult to leave this operating system.


XP REST IN PEACE.