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Say goodbye to Windows XP forever, because doomsday has arrived

Posted By Reah On April 10, 2014 @ 7:31 PM In Windows | 10 Comments

So it’s true. That trusty old Windows XP has bid us all goodbye [1]—for good. If you’re still hanging on to XP, you have to prepare yourself and finally switch to the newer Windows platform or possibly Linux (or Mac).

It’s been 12 years since the first release of Windows XP. It became the most famous OS in the world until 2012 and it is estimated 500 million users are still currently using it.

I liked Windows XP until I converted to being a Mac fan. I tried Windows Vista but the latter just didn’t work for most of the Windows user. As for Windows 7 and Windows 8, the two operating system worked but with each update, we’re seeing more and more problems.

Among all the Windows OS versions, we can consider Windows 95 and Windows XP as two of the most successful.

Microsoft has finally decided to end support for the Windows XP. This means the end for those still hanging on to the old version despite the release of newer ones. Support ended last April 8, 2014 and Microsoft will no longer support the operating system. It’s already phased out so please, if you’re still a Windows XP user, move on. Let. It. Go.

If you’re to ask me, I’d say you go for Windows 7 or Windows 8, either of the two will do. Skip Vista. Your aging platform very well needs a replacement. It’s time.

Microsoft was kind of enough to admit the end. The Redmond-based company said it’s time for them to ‘invest resources toward supporting more recent technologies’. Technical assistance will no longer be available, as well as, automatic updates. Because of this, your PC won’t be as secure and will be vulnerable to viruses and security risks.

Say goodbye and switch to Windows 7 or Windows 8 or Linux or Mac.

[via Technibble [2], Microsoft] [3]


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[1] Windows XP has bid us all goodbye: http://dottech.org/155178/windows-xp-support-ends-next-week-but-28-percent-of-web-users-are-still-using-it/

[2] Technibble: http://www.technibble.com/windows-xp-support-ends-in-april-2014-what-technicians-need-to-know/

[3] Microsoft]: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/end-support-help?ocid=GA8-1_O_WOL_Hero_Home_XPEOS_Pos3_02

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