Microsoft Updates Roadmap for Windows XP, Windows Vista & Windows 7

 
Microsoft’s Senior Vice President, Bill Veghte has published "An Update on the Windows Roadmap" for the more than 1 billion Windows users.
QUICK RECAP:
The Future of Windows XP:
 
    • End of RETAIL Sales = June 30, 2008
    • End of Support = Until April 2014
    • Windows XP will still be available as "downgrade rights"
    • Windows XP Home and Windows XP Starter (low-end PCs) available until January 31, 2009
About Windows Vista:
 
    • Window Vista is more secure than Windows XP (duh!)
    • 60% less likely of being infected with malware compared with Windows XP SP2
    • Internet Explorer 7 stops ~ 1 million phishing attempts every week
    • Service Pack 1 includes no new features, but hundreds of small quality and performance improvements
    • Many updated applications, drivers and tools improve user experience
About Windows 7:
 
    • Working name for the next release of Microsoft Windows
    • Available approximately 3 years after the launch of Windows Vista on January 2007
    • Built on the core infrastructure of Windows Vista, so there will be less compatibility issues when upgrading (as Windows XP to Windows Vista)
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