Windows XP was 10 years old yesterday.

Windows XP was released to retailers on October 25, 2001.

Windows XP (which stands for experience) was codenamed Whistler and took about 18 months of development.

Windows XP was released after Windows 2000 and Windows ME and ushered in a new more colorful GUI.

Windows XP is expected to be retired on April 8, 2014.

Windows XP’s reliability has been something of a double edged sword for Microsoft as it has made it more difficult to persuade customers to upgrade.

FINALLY, Windows 7 now accounts for 40.21% of all global desktop operating system usage across the world with Windows XP usage slipped to 38.64% in October.

With the release of Windows 8, Microsoft will finally have put Windows XP to death as it becomes absolutely absurd for corporations which haven’t upgraded to be so far behind in terms of Operating Systems.

About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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