Yesterday, in a post about Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1, Microsoft announced they were extending downgrade rights for Windows XP. I saw the announcement and didn’t think much of it. But then I saw that my colleague Mary Jo Foley had picked up on the story last night (Windows XP gets yet another reprieve from Microsoft). She referred to something she had read in ComputerWorld, and I said, “Really? XP is going to still be around in 2020? How could I have missed this?” So I took a second look at the Windows Team blog post, and a closer look at the licensing rules that all these dates are based on, and then I checked in with a Microsoft spokesperson to confirm my calculations.
Xp Aprile 2014 KAPUT!!! :D