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Microsoft Phasing Out XP for Netbooks

Microsoft has been supporting Windows XP for nearly a decade, and despite its age, the operating system still powers more than 60 percent of the machines on the market today. But Microsoft is doing its level best to put XP out to pasture.

In that spirit, Microsoft has set Oct. 22 as the final day for OEMs to install XP Home on netbooks as it looks to bolster adoption of Windows 7. Datamation takes a look.


Microsoft informed PC vendors this week that it will no longer provide Windows XP Home for installation on netbooks as of Oct. 22, 2010, the one-year anniversary of Windows 7's consumer launch.

The notice came in a post on the Windows Team Blog Wednesday by Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) spokesperson Brandon LeBlanc.

Read the full story at Datamation:
Microsoft Puts Limits on XP for Netbooks