48 Percent "IT Just Really, Really Likes the Windows XP Operating System", Dimensional Research Survey

Almost half of the companies still using the nine-year-old Windows XP plan to keep running the aged OS even after Microsoft withdraws its support in 2014," said Diane Hagglund, a senior analyst at Dimensional Research, which recently surveyed more than 950 IT professionals about their Windows and Microsoft Office adoption plans."They say it's just that […]

Almost half of the companies still using the nine-year-old Windows XP plan to keep running the aged OS even after Microsoft withdraws its support in 2014," said Diane Hagglund, a senior analyst at Dimensional Research, which recently surveyed more than 950 IT professionals about their Windows and Microsoft Office adoption plans.

"They say it's just that good, and don't want to mess with it."

According to Dimensional's poll, IT pros split on how they would handle the April 2014 retirement of Windows XP: 47% said that they would ditch XP for a newer Windows before then, while 48% claimed that they would continue using XP sans support.

Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP after April 8, 2014 when it issues the operating system's final set of security patches.

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