A possible quote from Microsoft at the last minute? See up until now, I would think not, but now I'm starting to wonder...
See, I have to believe that Microsoft is concerned that so many people are still using Winodws XP, and are even stubbornly staying with it. I really wonder if it may not be a possiblity that Microsoft (at the very last minute) will add a few extra months of updates to the Windows XP codebase.
Here's what I don't get. Microsoft and its partners are warning of zero-day attacks even on April 9, 2014 being a possibility. But aren't Windows XP users receiving their last set of Patch Tuesday goodies on or around April 8, 2014? And so are users of Windows Vista, 7 and 8, right?
So won't XP actually be up to date until early May 2014? After all, it's only then that XP will be without the benefit of new updates that have been provided to Windows Vista/7/8x. Am I wrong?
Microsoft could have fixed this more easily by providing customers with an updated OS that was light on the resources. The "moderninzed" system could have just focussed on basic hardware rendering, lighter RAM requirements, improved compatibility with AF fixed drives, and security improvements. However in every other respect, it could have retained an XP/2003 like heritage.
Edited by JodyThornton, 13 January 2014 - 07:53 PM.