Pigs do fly occasionally, like when Forbes, a seedy old business-magazine, recommends GNU/Linux to replace XP…“Donâ€™t hold your breath waiting for Microsoft to make Windows XP open source, butâ€”by all meansâ€”if you would welcome making XP open source you should just migrate to an open source operating system. The net result will be essentially the same anyway. Switch to one of the multitude of Linux variants, and you can keep using your existing hardware, and upgrade to a more secure operating system that is still supported by an open source community.” Honestly, they are not recommending GNU/Linux for everyone, just those who would like an XPish IT to continue the FLOSS route. Compared to having M$ order updating hardware periodically whether needed or not, that is a good idea.
It’s time business stopped repeating the same mistakes in IT every few years and paying infinite sums to M$ for permission to use their hardware when they could just run, examine, modify and distribute FLOSS to their hearts’ content.