Originally Posted by tangoforce
Yes I do like Win7 and yes it is very good - I can't deny that, it's on my main desktop machine and I've no intention of going back to XP but all my VMs still run XP along with my other machines purely because it is so usable and easy to get things done with. In all, a very good OS. As for support, XP came out in what.. 2000? Support ended recently for it in the last year or two if I remember correctly. Now apparently I've slated them for that. On the contrary, I did no such thing, I merely pointed out that it was such a popular OS that it forced MS to extend their support for it. I never slated them for trying to withdraw it as its only natural that they will do so at some point.
Fair enough, sorry for misunderstanding what you were trying to say.
By the way support for XP will end in 2014. Non-security relates updates have stopped though. It came out in 2001.
I think the balanced tipped at least 6 months ago. I guess that can be considered recently in the grand scheme of things. According to the Wikimedia stats the balance tipped for their visitors around September 2011.
I think Microsoft made a huge error in letting XP be the only OS for so long. Back when they were releasing new versions every couple years people expected it and were ok upgrading. Now some people have gotten complacent and lazy (I'm speaking in general, not anyone specific.) and they don't see why they should have to upgrade.