Next post, I'll describe how the entire "entrprenuerial" community in Silcon Valley are a bunch of rip-off artists.
As a person seeking to work for myself, I would like to see a detailed analysis. Although, this may only be so I don't feel bad becoming a rip-off artist myself.
Less than a year ago we had a piece of laboratory equipment die due to the hardware of the controller PC. After guessing about the probable failure rates of various options, we purchased a new version of the instrument. The instrument arrived with a new controller PC with WinXP installed on it. The installer then told me how his company had to really work to find a copy of WinXP for the system.
So the plan of upgrading out of WinXP will only work once all hardware vendors no longer have access to copies and instrumentation suppliers stop being able to get copies.