Frankly, that's better than Apple selling computers who think (*FALSELY)
that they are computer literate, and selling "new" OS's that are basically the equivelent of Microsoft Service Packs.(which Microsoft gives away.)
XP will DIE for the same reason 98 and Win2k "died"
When Website designers drop support for the older browsers that will still run on XP.
Win2000 became unuseable when you couldn't watch YouTube videos any more.
Think again if you believe that when You Tube drops support for IE8 that all but the last few holdouts (like japanese infantrymen on various pacific islands after WW2) will not drop XP like a rotting potato?
Microsoft may "Drop support for it" like they dropped support for Win2k and Win98, but it won't live long enough for Microsoft's "drop date"
to be anything other than a Ho-Hum date when it finally arrives.
I have already migrated away from XP on all but three systems.
ONE of those is an older Fujitsu tablet that frankly I use to play solitare and as an oversized iPod touch with WMP11 and 12,000 mp3's
on a 120gb drive... the other two systems? one is going to be scrapped
the other given away.
Vista may not be wonderful, but it's upgradeable to IE9.
(I don't like Firefox)