Exactly 16 years ago, an epoch-making operating system was born, which has been in effect until now and will continue for a long time. It is classic can not be classic Windows XP.
In August 24, 2001, Microsoft released the official version of the Windows XP RTM, but it wasn't publicly available until October 25th, two months later.
In fact, as early as the middle of 90s of last century, Microsoft began the research and development of Windows XP. At that time, Microsoft was developing an internal system based on the Windows NT kernel, codenamed Neptune (Neptune), which plans to provide a fundamental upgrade on the basis of the previous generation system, not just the user interface.
After the Windows XP release, Microsoft provides three SP service pack, especially SP2 coincides with the shock wave virus around the world, Microsoft have added a security update a lot, also changed the meaning of SP, is no longer just a collection of patches.
Windows XP SP3 was released in April 21, 2008, finally ended in April 8, 2014, when the distance of this system was born more than 12 years has been in the past 7 months, so long service period is unique.
Today, Windows XP is still the fourth largest Windows system, the share of even more than macOS, Linux sum.
NetMarketShare data show that Windows XP still occupies 6.10% of the share, a decrease of 0.84 percentage points over last month, but 0.44 percentage points higher than in May.
Although Windows XP has grown old, does not support a variety of new hardware equipment and new technology, there are a variety of security vulnerabilities, but many people are still clinging to use it.
Microsoft was also conscientious enough to provide a patch for Windows XP for the first time when a virus was launched.
How long do you think Windows XP will last?