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Hewlett Packard launched a new add campaign with discounts on HP computers with Windows 7 installed on them.  It cannot be making Microsoft happy that this campaign is playing off the combination of the end of Windows XP support and the dislike for Windows 8 and 8.1.

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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Windows XP Shutdown: 10 Facts to Know

Jeff Bertolucci over at InformationWeek.com has a slideshow on the 10 things you need to know about the Windows XP shutdown.  Here is the list:

  1. XP will still run, but you’re on your own
  2. Can your hardware handle windows 8.1?
  3. Upgrading won’t be easy
  4. Take the Windows 7 upgrade path
  5. Office 2003 and Exchange 2003 get kicked to the curb, too
  6. Sayonara, Security Essentials for XP
  7. Windows XP Mode In Windows 7
  8. Troubleshoot bad apps
  9. Make room for upgrades
  10. Help for smakker guys

Full information on each point is available here.

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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