Bill Veghte, Senior VP of Windows at Microsoft, has sent a letter gone out to all Windows customers about the “end of sales” date (June 30) for Windows XP and what that means as well as an update about Vista and Windows 7. You can read the full letter here. I’ve outlined some of the key points below:
About Windows XP:
- Support will continue until April 2014.
- Windows XP will still be available for those that need it through downgrade rights.
- Windows XP Home and Windows XP Starter will be available for customers interested in buying a low-end PC (also called a Netbook or NetTop).
- System Builders may continue to purchase Windows XP until January 31, 2009.