On August 20, 2010, I asked the readers of the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog this poll question:
The question stemmed from a blog post by Ed Bott over on ZDNet (sister-site to TechRepublic) proclaiming that Microsoft Windows 7 was quickly becoming the most prevalent version of the Windows operating system, supplanting Windows XP.
The results from over 4,000 respondents to the poll show that many information technology professionals are going to miss Windows XP. After years of tweaking and cajoling the last bit of performance and security out of XP, I guess it is hard to see it go.
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Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to BreakingModern.com, aNewDomain.net, and TechRepublic.