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On November 1, 2008, Microsoft stopped licensing one of its most popular operating systems. Can you identify which one it is?

On November 1, 2008, Microsoft stopped licensing one of its most popular operating systems. Can you identify which one it is?

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Most of the topics I discuss on Classics Rock has to do with technology in the past. Not often do we get the chance to discuss current happenings in the news. This past week, however, an opportunity popped up to do both. On November 1, 2008, Microsoft stopped issuing new licenses for one of its more popular operating systems.

The announcement didn't occur on Microsoft's Web site, at least not that I could find. Instead, I found this posting on an MSDN blog from a developer who works with the OS in question:

It's the End for XXXXX!!

for those that were not aware, we recently announced that effective November 1st, 2008, OEM's will no longer be able to license XXXXX in the ... channel. Now we all know that it's been long gone in the standard (retail/OEM) channel, but one of the unique things in the ... business is that we allow the classic OS products to be sold longer than the other channels. It's *finally the end of an era!

Guess the OS

Ok. So you just read about Microsoft's recently orphaned OS. There's not a lot to go on I know, but see if you can guess the OS:

Do you think you got it right?

Get the answer.

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John Sheesley - TechRepublic Pro
John Sheesley - TechRepublic Pro

For Round 3 of Guess The OS, I pulled a little bit of news and mixed it in with some Classic Tech. Microsoft recently stopped licensing one of its operating systems. I found the information on an MSDN blog and posted it on Classics Rock: http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/classic-tech/?p=199 There's not a lot to go on, so it might be a tough one. Can you figure out what OS Microsoft has recently abandoned?

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