The author runs the table on OSes: I have a Linux-laptop, a Windows XP laptop and desktop, a Windows Vista laptop, a Windows 7 laptop, and a Windows 8 laptop. To call Windows 8 a “disappointment” is like calling the Atlantic Ocean a puddle… You may be wondering what Windows 8 has to do with business law. The fact of the matter is that Windows, in its various versions, is the most popular software ever, and the migration (or failure to migrate) to a new version is a major business concern.
More importantly, Windows XP, sometimes billed as “the most popular operating system ever,” is set to reach “End of Life” less than a year from now, on April 8, 2014. This might not seem like an issue, but millions of users, particularly businesses, continue to use the venerable Microsoft XP operating system. For those of you who are visual, consider the following data from Netmarketshare: