Released back in 2001, Windows XP is slowly losing ground to Windows 7 as the latter became the most popular desktop OS earlier this month.
While making the announcement in a blog post, Tom Hogarty – Product Manager at Adobe wrote, "The Photoshop team would like to provide advanced notice that Photoshop CS6 (13.0) will be the last major version of Photoshop to support Windows XP."
Windows XP has been one of the most popular operating system ever but, it seems that it lacks some modern graphics interfaces that Adobe needs for modern performance-sensitive software. Adobe wrote in the post, “Photoshop CS6 already demonstrates that relying on a modern operating system, graphics cards/GPUs and graphics drivers can lead to substantial improvements in 3D, Blur Gallery and Lighting Effect features not available to Windows XP customers.”
In related news, Adobe has already dropped Windows XP from its list of supported operating systems when it comes to Lightroom.