Celebrating 10 years of Windows XP

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Shortly after the world entered the 21st century, Microsoft launched Windows XP. Now the world will celebrate its 10-year anniversary.

A decade ago the majority of the PCs shipped were desktops and today they’re laptops. In fact, IDC has interesting stats that puts this into perspective. In 2001, about 80% of shipments worldwide were desktops compared to approximately 20% laptops. A 2011 forecast has shipments of desktops at roughly 40% desktop versus around 60% laptops worldwide.

As I think back 10 years, I had never watched a video or listened to music online and my camera still used film. Back then, we would have been pleasantly surprised to have internet access outside our office, and today we’re disappointed if wireless access isn’t free at our local coffee shop. We have come a long way in 10 years.

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