Say Goodbye To Windows XP On Netbooks
Microsoft reminded manufacturers today that, starting October 22, 2010, they’d no longer be allowed to preinstall Windows XP on netbooks. Microsoft really wants Windows 7 as their netbook OS, even claiming that eighty percent of netbooks come with Windows 7 already. Now, this doesn’t mean you can’t find XP online and install it yourself after October 22nd.
In addition, on July 13th, XP Service Pack 2 will no longer be supported by Microsoft, so you’ll have to update to Windows XP SP 3. How many people any of this actually affects, though, is unknown.