Microsoft Wants You to Stop Using Windows XP

On April 8, Microsoft will stop updating and offering support for Windows XP. In anticipation of the date, Microsoft has released the website, which – you guessed correctly – checks if the visitor is using Windows XP and recommends them to upgrade to Windows 8.

A lot can be said about both the initiative and the website itself, but the thing I couldn’t get over is the 2.1 Mb PNG-image that Microsoft are using as a background image on the site. As if the people who are using a twelve year old OS without being aware of it have 100 Mbit connections.