Microsoft has originally planned to end its support service in late January 2009 as it prepares the global launch of the Windows Vista next-generation operating system for personal computers next Tuesday.
But Darren Huston, president of Microsoft's Japan unit, said Wednesday there had been requests from consumers, especially in Japan, for a longer support period.
"It is going to be significantly extended" he said in an interview with Kyodo News. "When I say significantly, it's more than 1 year."
Windows XP will live till 2010
Posted on Saturday, Jan 27 2007 @ 22:05 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck