Microsoft has announced that it is to give an extension to the life of its workhorse operating system, Windows XP. Originally the computer giant had asked for retailers to stop requesting Windows XP licences as of 31 January 2009. This has now been extended by five months, to 30 May 2010. Many retailers had already been trying to buy the licenses in bulk before the allotted date, now the distributors have a five-month reprieve to sell to XP-hungry consumers. Although the reason for the extension has not been announced, with the netbooks suing the OS likely to increase in the next year, Windows XP has seen something of resurgence.
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