In spite of its age, Windows XP is still a widely used operating system with around a 39% market share. Microsoft is desperate to kill XP and sell Windows 8 but XP satisfies the needs of a lot of people and and millions are stubbornly clinging to their old systems. What we are seeing is that some time ago PCs reached the stage of being good enough and there is no incentive for many owners of XP systems to dump a perfectly satisfactory system and shell out good money for a new one. For many purposes hardware hasn’t gotten all that much better and the performance of an XP system is perfectly adequate for many PC users. Microsoft is trying to scare people with security warnings about XP but that argument gets demolished in this post. Be aware that the author is fond of four-letter words.