[LINK] Vista: Why you shouldn't upgrade yet

Stilgherrian stil at stilgherrian.com
Mon Jan 29 10:01:30 AEDT 2007

On 29/1/07 9:32 AM, "Howard Lowndes" <lannet at lannet.com.au> wrote:
> I think M$ have committed to support for XP until 2010, so your "two
> years" is wrong.  Sorry, but can't cite.

Ah! Well, I was going from http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=3223
which says that "mainstream support" retires two years after the release of

You're right in that "extended support" goes for five years after mainstream
support ends -- that'd be to the beginning of 2013. But "extended support"
fixes security holes and "critical bugs" only. If there's some important
software which has problems, and it isn't a major player that MS thinks
needs "the good treatment" then you might be out of luck.

Third-party vendors may or may not extend their support as long as Microsoft

Still, fair point, thank you -- and it gives even more weight to the point
that there's no need to rush. :)


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