Grassroots Effort to Save Windows XP

Microsoft wants to stop selling Windows XP on June 30, but not all of its customers are happy about that, or excited about the prospect of switching to Vista.

Infoworld has started an online petition designed to rally support behind the old operating system—the site has even been soliciting support videos. Even if you don't share the passion of the XP support community, Infoworld's list of reasons for saving the operating system, culled from a variety of sources, makes for interesting reading. Fewer business are planning to switch to Vista, some analysts say it's never going to be the right choice for most enterprise IT outfits, and several reports indicate that it's just not performing as well as it should. PCWorld.com even shows you how to switch back from the new to the old.—Gregory Mone