In parallel, it is possible that Microsoft wants to drive sales of Windows 7 voluntarily closing down Windows XP, something that did not need to do with Windows Vista, to the point that they same (not just users) branded it as a failure and so the Vice President of company, Steve Ballmer said it recently. Thus on 22 October last was also the last day that it was possible to buy a PC with Windows XP pre-installed, i.e., that for that date, Microsoft absolutely suspended the marketing of this operating system. It is important to note also, that support and the security updates for XP, from now until the month of April of 2014, is only for the Service Pack 3 version. This forces all Windows XP Service Pack 2 users immediately update to Service Pack 3, otherwise they have committed seriously the SecurityFrom your computer and your information, i.e., any user with Windows XP Service Pack 2 is completely vulnerable to any infection of viruses, worms, Trojans, etc., since, as we have noted in the previous paragraph, Windows XP security updates are vital for its maintenance and effective until the definite date announced by Microsoft. It would be unacceptable to think any user of PC or Notebook to keep in your computer an XP Service Pack 2, when several years ago, Microsoft updated the XP Service Pack 3 version. On the other hand, the company announced that after completing one year since its launch, Windows 7 has sold 240 million licenses, placing with a 17% share in the global market for operating systems to 1. last October, according to Net Applications.
According to Microsoft, until the month of September 2010, Windows 7 is installed in 93% of all new computers for personal use. Likewise, Lifehacker argues that globally, the operating system is installed on more than 1.2 billions of PCs with Windows and it has inspired nearly 90% of companies to update or begin the process of upgrades to Windows 7. It is true that Windows 7 has a great future, but it is also true that the operating system market is oriented or is heading more and more towards the free licensing, a picture that represents a challenge for the industry and where the experiences current have shown the competitiveness against commercial software. Linux is a clear example of the raised stage, even taking a fee very low in the market, not osbtante, this could change very drastically when Google makes the launch of its own operating system Chrome OS free license, allegedly during this month of November. When this happens officially bid for the users will be presented very interesting to analyse and choose, because computer manufacturers could experiment with a new operating software and free license, but with the backing and support of one of the companies largest Internet.