If Microsoft sticks to its guns, you won’t be able to buy XP after June 30. The public has other ideas.
Microsoft’s plan is to start retiring Windows XP on June 30. Some users, however, want to keep XP around for years to come.
According to Popular Science, there’s a grassroot effort afoot to force Microsoft to keep selling XP to customers in shrink-wrapped packages and to OEMs. What’s driving this movement? Two things: First, it’s not really a “grassroots” movement. It’s actually being orchestrated by InfoWorld, an online news publication.
That said, with 71,386 people signed up as of noon Jan. 30 to the Save Windows XP petition, clearly the movement is tapping into a spring of resentment against Vista.