MS Extends Support for XP Home and XP Media Center
Here's some good news for those of you who are either running a Home or Media Center version of XP and who were not planning to upgrade their OS for the next few years. Microsoft has just announced that they would now offer 5 additional years of extended customer support on both consumer versions of XP, bringing the end of support date on those products to 2014.
The "extended" support, which kicks in after April 2009, will bring the two products on par with Microsoft's Windows XP Professional for businesses. Microsoft previously reserved its five-year extended support feature to only enterprise-grade products.
Now, I seriously hope that none of you will wait until then to upgrade. If it is the case, you better keep this a secret. You wouldn't want to be the laughing stock of the entire geek community, would you?