Guest post from Intel’s IT Galaxy blog
There's a good chance if you're reading this blogpost on a PC that you're using Windows XP. In fact, despite the success of Windows 7, according to Microsoft more than 2/3 of all Windows PCs are still running XP.
If you're using a business PC then, according to a new Forrester Research report, XP remains on 60 percent of such machines, down from 69 percent a year ago.
XP has proved to be an incredibly reliable, stable and popular OS for businesses and consumers but there's another stat to bear in mind - in 1,000 days Microsoft's support for XP officially ends.
After that point, there will be no more system packs, no more security patches. It will be the end of XP.
And frankly, if you've left it until then to migrate to a new OS, you've left it too late.
Today Microsoft has sold more than 400 million copies of Windows 7 and the adoption rate is three times the pace of XP.
Despite the talk of Windows 8 on the horizon, for enterprise Windows 7 is where the focus should be.
Earlier this month I hosted a webcast with Intel and Microsoft on the benefits of Windows 7 and refresh for SMBs. You can listen to the podcast of that chat below.
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