The end of Microsoft support for XP
I have read lots of complaints about Microsoft abandoning XP when there is a huge active XP userbase.
The way I see it, Microsoft isn't making any money from this huge userbase, yet they are being asked to continue to support them.
The way Microsoft makes money is by selling software. Therefore, I like Woody Leonhard's suggestion that Microsoft charge a small annual fee in order for people to continue to receive XP support.
If you were Microsoft, would you keep giving support to XP, or would you try to move people foward to a more modern OS? Me, I would do exactly what Microsoft does with regard to OS support.