In my day job I do a lot of network tracing to understand packet flow. As it turns out, the tool I needed only works on Windows XP, and all of my systems are running Vista or Win7. But this is no problem for me â€“ the OSes are basically the same. So, I downloaded a copy of XP from my MSDN license, and within a few minutes I was installing it again. How nostalgic!
Two hours later, my shiny, new Windows XP was rearing to go. And bundled for free was a brand new copy of Internet Explorer 6 â€“ arguably the most despised web browser of web developers everywhere. Sure, itâ€™s 10 years old, but thousands of users (like me!) upgrade to it every day (it is the worldâ€™s most popular operating system, you know).