Windows XP, the most popular operating system on the planet. So popular that when one sees it’s logo they automatically associate it with Microsoft and computers in general. But as time moves forward, and the grains of sand trickle to the bottom of the hour glass, we see WindowsXp aging with every day.
There is no doubt that XP is an older operating system, it was a huge comeback from Microsoft after the Windows ME crisis. It packed so many new features, and jumped on the train of the new GUI software, first innovated by Apple with Mac OS X 10.0. Many would say that it drove Microsoft to become the huge success that it currently is. But even with it’s majority market share, and as innovative as it was for it’s time, it seems to be aged. It still has some of the GUI characteristics of prior Operating Systems to XP, and lacks many of the new features that can be found in Mac OS X Leopard and Microsoft Windows Vista.
After Microsoft Windows XP was released, the public anxiously waited for the release of Longhorn. However this OS was never meant to be, and the program has been replaced with Windows Vista. Though Windows Vista is claimed to be Microsoft’s most powerful operating system yet, we have seen that Windows XP has survived, maybe beyond it’s time.
I have read many stories of people switching to Mac OS X from Windows XP because of all the new features and they didn’t want to go to Vista. Even though against Microsoft’s wishes computer OEM’s such as dell are starting to offer WindowsXP for their systems.
I predict that if Windows7 isn’t better that WindowsXP, Windows Vista, and Mac OS X, then Microsoft will see a rapid decline in Market share. What are your opinions? Please comment.