Happy 5th Birthday, Windows XP!
Happy 5th birthday, Windows XP! It's hard to believe, but it was five years ago this week that Windows XP was officially launched. With Vista waiting in the wings, what will become of the venerable OS?
For a child, one's fifth birthday is an exciting time, full of precious moments and limitless promise. For an operating system, coming up to one's fifth birthday is a different matter entirely. By the time they reach this milestone, most operating systems have long since been retired or replaced by the Next Big Thing, often an updated version of themselves. For Windows XP, which is celebrating its fifth birthday this week, the big question is this: why has it taken so long for Microsoft to come up with a successor?