Windows XP Death Countdown

#Computers

Sat, Apr 23rd, 2011 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Microsoft has released an end-of-support countdown gadget designed to remind its users that XP is being forced into retirement and that users should start thinking of switching to a more modern operating system. But there's something really amusing about this gadget. As Mike James of i-Programmer explains:

[The countdown] installs as a desktop gadget and it slowly ticks away the time that XP has left to live. Clearly Microsoft thinks that this is something for you to contemplate and if you make the gadget bigger it gives you a button to press to visit a website that will help wean you off your dependence on old technology.

Of course being a desktop gadget it will only work on Windows 7 or Vista so you can only view the countdown if you have actually solved the problem and moved on from Windows XP!

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