Thirty thousand people have now signed Save XP petition, which was launched four days ago. Roughly half were from the U.S. and the rest from other countries.
The petition asks Microsoft not to discontinue Windows XP as planned on June 30, but to instead keep it available alongside the newer Windows Vista indefinitely. InfoWorld will deliver the petitions to Microsoft later this spring
More than 100 people have added their own comments to InfoWorld’s Save XP blog, and many external sites have promoted the campaign by adding InfoWorld’s countdown clock to their sites. The vast majority of comments supported the petition drive, providing a variety of reasons that both individuals and companies do not want to lose the option to obtain new XP licenses available after June 30. Lack of compelling benefits in Vista, coupled with the training, support, and other costs of upgrading was the most cited reason. Some cited compatibility concerns.
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