CNN: Windows XP, which debuted nine years ago in 2001, will continue to be with us for most of the coming decade.
Microsoft (MSFT, Fortune 500) announced late Monday that it would allow some Windows 7 customers to buy Windows XP "downgrade" licenses until two years after the next version of Windows ships (see correction below.) Those licenses allow customers to swap out the newer operating system and instead install a legal copy of the older one.
Steam is shifting gears and will drop support for Windows XP and Windows Vista starting January 1st.
A support document from Apple drives another nail in the coffin for the original Apple TV, first introduced in 2007. On May 25, 2018, first-generation Apple TV devices will no longer be able to connect to the iTunes Store due to new security changes to be implemented by Apple. In addition to first-gen Apple TVs, any PCs running Windows XP or Windows Vista will also lose access to the most recent version of iTunes.