Happy 5th Birthday Windows XP
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Microsoft moved the launch in NYC to support the perception that the city was indeed safe for visitors. It was a very considerate thing for Microsoft Corp and I applaud them. Security was tight and I almost didn't get in to some events because my badge said "Bill" but my NYS drivers license says "William".
Unfortunately, the birthday celebration comes just as Microsoft announced they'll be dropping support for Windows XP SP1 and SP1a on October 10th 2006. This includes security updates. (Click to read more)
I’m actually a fan of Windows XP and with the exception of a test machine, I won’t be upgrading to Microsoft Vista real soon.