Right, kemical. This could be where usage and purchase statistics do lie. Whilst Windows 7 usage stats still exceed Windows 8 by a big margin, it does seem easier to obtain (activated) a copy of Windows 8, more easily than on previous OSs. Maybe MS have weakened there pirating resolve
I think that's why they are pushing for (or was) for cloud based systems as they are harder to pirate but to be honest I don't think it's a case of MS weakening but the pirates getting better at what they do..
Food for thought anyway...
A Lot Of Vista Users Might Switch To Windows 8.
Because I Read An Article And They Say That Windows 8 Runs Faster On A Vista Computer Then Vista Itself.
So Windows Might Expect A Rise Of Windows 8 Users.
The true problem is, XP doesn't get any security updates. As far as I understand, it means that XP computers are highly vulnerable to become bots; the wise hacker / misuser doesn't kill the computer, he makes it a slave.
The very best to You, mikedesigner. Once again, I begin to feel like The boy who cried wolf.
It's not just lack of security updates, it goes to the architecture. When XP was developed, some of the current kinds of threats didn't exist. You reach a point where there is only so much you can fix with patches when the foundation needs to be replaced.