Windows XP gets a reprieve

Microsoft has announced that it will continue to sell Windows XP through June 2008, five months longer than originally planned.

Not that I get any pleasure out of continuing to bash Windows Vista, but this is a significant acknowledgment by Microsoft that customers are continuing to demand XP.

This extension gives us a bit more breathing room to evaluate Vista after the release of its first service pack, currently scheduled for January 2008. We’ll see at that time if we and Vista are ready for each other. Until then, I continue to recommend that you hold off on Vista, unless you enjoy having problems with your computer.