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 Kaelin is a CBS Interactive Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He is the host for the Microsoft Windows and Office blog, the Google in the Enterprise blog, the Five Apps blog and the Big Data Analytics blog.