Microsoft wants to remind you and all of manufacturers that Windows XP sales will end on 22 October this year. After this date all netbooks must be sold with Windows 7 – probably Starter edition.
Netbooks are the very reason for Windows XP second lease of life, but its end is finally near.
According to Microsoft, 81% of all netbooks sold in the US by April 2010 came with Windows 7 pre-installed, so the end of Windows XP isn’t something to worry about.
Microsoft also reminds the support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 ends on 13 July – in about a month from now. After that the users must upgrade to Service Pack 3 or Windows 7. SP3 support will continue up to April 2014 – impressive!