It's easy to forget that Microsoft's last big attempt to win over OS users came not long after the unprecedented terrorist attack on the United States of Sept. 11, 2001. At the time, it felt like the stakes for Microsoft were really high, and that it desparately needed XP to succeed. Maybe, based on the pressure to hold onto it now, you might say that Microsoft succeeded a bit too well.

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