Windows XP was the first, and so far only, windowed operating system to absolutely dominate the marketplace. It continues to work well, and probably does upwards of 90% of the tasks that businesses require. So, in a time of fiscal restraint, why spend money to upgrade software, hardware, and training when any increased productivity may be negligible?
If dinosaurs like COBOL and Fortran can survive, Microsoft may just have to come to terms with the reality that XP evolved into an excellent operating system that still suits the needs of millions of customers.
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