Apple bars WinXP users from iCloud
The past has no future on our internet
Microsoft isn't the only company denying equal online footing to Windows XP users.
Apple will not give PC users access to iCloud – its great digital locker in the sky – if their machines are running Microsoft's aging but still popular Windows XP.
Tucked at the bottom of the iCloud announcement, Apple says you'll need a PC running Windows Vista or Windows 7 to jump into Steve Jobs' version of the interwebs.
That means no Windows XP.
Outlook 2010 or 2007 are recommended for accessing contacts and calendars.
According to the latest stats, this means that almost half of all PC users will not be able to access iCloud.
Microsoft was the first to stick it to Windows XP users with Internet Explorer 9. The latest version of Microsoft's browser, released this year, does not – and will never – run on Windows XP. Microsoft is trying to steer people towards Windows 7. And rightfully so.
Tip of the hat to Tuaw for picking up Apple's dropped ball. ®
There's not a thing wrong with WinXP on my machine. It does everything I need, its has no viruses and I've yet to find one single reason why I should upgrade. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
You'll have to prise my WinXP install disc out of my cold dead hands!
IE9 won't ever ever run on my PC - Wooo Hooooooo!
Best news I've had all day.
Brilliant - so I'll continue with WinXP
.. it will make sure I won't lose data in a Cloud service..