If you’re running XP, it looks like you’re going to be just fine for a while longer…

The “extended” support, which kicks in after April 2009, will bring the two products on par with Microsoft’s Windows XP Professional for businesses. Microsoft previously reserved its five-year extended support feature to only enterprise-grade products.

Under Microsoft’s Support Lifecyle Policy, consumers and businesses both receive “mainstream” support for their products. XP Home Edition and XP Media Center will see mainstream support end in April 2009, which includes paid support, security updates, design changes and feature requests.

Source: CNet News

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