Microsoft Extends XP Life Again, This Time for PC Builders

Posted by spy on December 23 2008, 2:54 AM. Posted in Windows XP.

Windows XP has risen from the grave so many times, it now has more in common with Friday the 13th's Jason Voorhees than it does with other PC operating systems. Though its successor--Windows Vista--has been on the market for over two years and yet another Windows version, Windows 7, will ship in just months, Microsoft has again extended the time frame for consumers who wish to continue using the seven-year-old XP. This time around, the company is allowing custom PC builders--alternatively called "system builders" and "white box PC makers"--to continue ordering XP for their PCs through May 30, 2009.

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