Microsoft: It’s hard to believe Windows XP has survived as a viable operating system
Microsoft’s CEO says Windows XP, which has been on the market for years, is now a viable platform for business, while it’s unlikely to be on the same level of relevance as Windows 7 and Windows 8.
In an interview with Vice News published Wednesday, Satya Nadella acknowledged that Windows XP had fallen victim to the hype around the Windows 7 upgrade cycle.
“We’re a long way off from having a true Windows platform.
Windows 8 is the way to go,” Nadell said.
“I think it’s a mistake to think that we’ll get to that platform in a couple of years.”
Nadell did not address the future of Windows 8, saying it was something that would be “in the works” for some time.
But Microsoft has already begun to focus on making Windows 8 more accessible to enterprise customers.
Last month, Microsoft launched a new app called Windows for Business, a new way for users to access Microsoft’s Windows enterprise software, and a revamped Windows Store that lets businesses make purchases and manage their software with ease.
Microsoft is also launching a Windows app for the iPad called Windows Ink, which will be available in the next few weeks.
With its new tablet app, Microsoft is finally getting the Windows tablet experience right.
The Surface Pro 4 will also be coming to Apple’s iPad Air 2 next year, along with an updated version of its tablet app.
However, the Surface Pro 3, which Microsoft launched last year, is already a complete mess.
I’ve been working with [Microsoft’s] Chief Technology Officer, Joe Belfiore, on making sure that the Surface and Surface Pro products stay together for our customers,” said Joe Belfiiore, Surface Pro 2’s chief technology officer in a statement.
Windows XP, meanwhile, will be on hiatus for another year.