Late night last night and a long day ahead, so here are a few quick tech tidbits from an abbreviated morning news crawl. One of the big things in the tech world right now is the passing of Windows XP, or, at least, the passing of Microsoft’s support for that long-lasting OS. A few stories:
And two related stories:
We started using Windows XP pretty much on its release, coming off of Windows 98 (a pretty solid, stable OS) and a brief flirtation with Windows ME (an unmitigated disaster.) I liked XP, but there’s no doubt it’s pretty dated now. It was a solid, reliable OS, and lasted a long time.
My current travel laptop came with Windows Vista, which was dangerously close to being a Charlie-Fox like ME. But shortly after that purchase I was able to take advantage of a free upgrade offer to Windows 7, which had the whiz-bang of Vista and the reliability of XP. Now the laptop and the Frankenputor desktop both run 7, and it seems to be a fit replacement for XP – solid, reliable, easy to use.
So, goodbye, Windows XP. With your grandchild Windows 7, I think we’re in good hands.