Microsoft may keep XP around awhile longer for sub-notebook users


Windows XP is one of the two available OSes for the Eee PC, but there’s a problem: The Eee PC is fairly new, but Microsoft has publicly said it is planning on killing XP in the near future. That would put purchasers of the minuscule laptop up the creek, support-wise.

There are rumors, though, that MS will stay the execution of XP for small laptop owners, a very quickly growing market segment.

There’s no confirmation from MS, of course, but this would mean that XP would stay in the tech world at least another year, and hold off Vista for those with new hardware that’s just not up to the task.