Thank you to deviantArt user Star784 for both the Modern "Bliss" background and the Modern XP "shut down" concept used in this post's header image.
April 8th, 2014 is the day that all Windows XP users and Office 2003 users will no longer receive support for their products. It's time to upgrade!
What has Microsoft done to get people living in the past to take action? Well for one, they're offering $100 off select Windows 8 PCs. That's a pretty good deal if you ask me. Also, if you're desperate for a newer version of Office, you could try Office Online.
It is truly the ending of a great era for Microsoft: XP was one of the most innovative OSes in UI and design, and was chock-full of Easter eggs. To think...it's more than 10 years old.
We'll miss you, XP startup sound, Bliss background, and Clippy.
OK, well, maybe not so much that last one...
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