Microsoft has announced that as of next month they will no longer sell PC's running the Windows XP Operating System. They've said this before but apparently really mean it this time.
Now I am writing this blog article on a computer running XP. I like XP. Last year I bought a new laptop that had Vista installed and pretty much gave it to my wife because I like XP. This old computer, which I've had for almost eight years, runs great, does what I need it to do and fits me like a pair of comfortable, old, broken-in sneakers. It has been almost completely problem free over the entire eight years.
The 80 GB hard drive, small by today's standards, is still showing 58% free space when I defrag. I have everything important backed up using Carbonite and have a clone of my C drive in a separate external disk drive.
So obviously I'm in no hurry to replace this computer any time soon. But when it happens that I do need a new computer do I move to Windows 7? Maybe a Linux machine? Should I consider an Apple even though it's OS is not supported by my MLS?
What do you think?