[Python-Dev] PEP 11: Dropping support for ten year old systems

Eli Bendersky eliben at gmail.com
Mon Dec 6 05:18:43 CET 2010

> The other major system affected by this would be Windows 2000, for which
>> we already decided to not support it anymore.
> WinXP (released August 2001) should be supported a lot longer than another
> year ;-) . It is still supported and installed on new systems.

Good catch. Windows XP, according to reports online has somewhere between
50-75% marketshare of all personal computers in the world. The Vista fiasco
has created a large void which is only now starting to get filled with
Windows 7, but it will yet take a long time to dethrone XP.

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