The firm was forced to extend Windows XP support to placate users who might ditch all Microsoft systems in protest in favour of Apple, Linux or Google alternatives
Microsoft Should Just Rename Windows XP As Windows 9
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January 17, 2014

Via The Inquirer:

AS SOME LOOK AHEAD to what Microsoft's next version of its PC operating system (OS) might bring and rumours of Windows 9 are starting to trickle out, the Windows XP support battle continues to drag on.

In the blue corner, we have many organisations refusing to migrate to a newer version of Windows and making thinly-veiled threats to Microsoft that when they are forced to move, it will be to a different OS completely. And in the red corner there's Microsoft, continually moving the goalposts for when it will cut off all support for the older OS definitely, for ever and ever, never to be resurr...

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