Nobody is taking M$ side. I run a linux distro and wouldn't let MS near my main rig. (I run W8.1 in a sandbox). XP is dead and unsupported not just by MS but by software and hardware vendors. Poor 64bit support; architechture that is not compatable with the latest chips or DDR4/5 memory. To hold onto XP is holding the future of computing back. I drive a car not a horse and cart for a reason.