Maybe not. According to News Blog, Windows XP might be around longer than the June deadline if people still want it.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said the company could re-evaluate its plans to phase out Windows XP by June 30, if customers demand that it stick around. So far, they have not.
“XP will hit an end-of-life. We have announced one. If customer feedback varies, we can always wake up smarter, but right now, we have a plan for end-of-life for new XP shipments,” Ballmer said during a Thursday news conference in Belgium, according to Reuters.
Big-name computer makers are still scheduled to have to stop selling models with Windows XP installed by the end of June. Mainstream technical support will continue to be available for Windows XP through April 2009, and more limited support will continue through April 2014.
I for one hope that it sticks around for awhile longer. At least until they can come out with a better operating system than Vista. XP was good, why couldn’t it just be tweaked and not totally changed. Maybe one day they’ll listen and give the people what they want.