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Friday, October 27, 2006

Happy 5th Birthday, Windows XP!

Windows XPHappy 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?

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2 Comments:

  • wow..its actually been so long...and even though we crib about it so much (mind you, it IS flawed) it has served us well and is probably the biggest thing to happen to microsoft sinc ethe 3.1 came out way back in the 1800s....

    By Blogger PhotoSam, at 5:25 PM  

  • Yeah, that 1800's version of Windows 3.1 was a nightmare, every time you closed a window, you had to carve a new desktop layout in your stone monitor.
    At least my chisel and hammer consumption has decreased a bit with XP.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:43 PM  

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