Re: Shame it doesn't support Windows XP
According to browser stats, XP has around 42% of the market
But that's not how MS would like it to be.
I'm currently doing a contract on a secured site (with the .gov.uk email address and everything!) where all the desktop clients are XP because it's been SC cleared for a million years and government doesn't have any money right now. However - and this is really important - nobody in the IT and Dev departments is doing any work on XP outside of Outlook.
We all connect to Windows Server desktops via RDC to do any work. I spoke with the manager here yesterday and he says this will continue once Win8 is released with a change to Win7 virtualised instances because the licensing costs for that will drop as soon as MS is pushing the new shiny.
MS don't want to support XP because they don't want people to run it. Even the slowest of the slow are moving away from it and taking advantage of virtualisation.
And anyway, if you're determined to keep your 11 year old OS, you can just keep your 2 year old IDE to write code for it as well.