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Windows XP takes a line from Monty Python – “I’m not dead yet!”

Bring out your dead

Despite Microsoft’s declaration of End-of-Life for Windows XP on April 8, 2014, loyal users are slow to part with their beloved OS and are not ready to “bring out their dead” operating system. During the month of April, Windows XP still retains a 26.3 percent share of all desktop OS Web traffic as monitored by Net Applications and shown in the pie chart below. That number is down from the 27.7 percent share recorded for March. At this slow rate ... Read More »

Windows XP has reached its end of life


“Microsoft provided support for Windows XP for the past 12 years. But the time came for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources toward supporting more recent technologies so that we can continue to deliver great new experiences. As a result, technical assistance for Windows XP is no longer available, including automatic updates that help protect your PC. Microsoft has also stopped providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows XP. (If you already have ... Read More »

Q&A with The College Network – Modernizing IT Infrastructure with EarthLink

On February 11, 2014, Ryan Sallee, Chief Information Officer of The College Network (TCN) accepted his Frost & Sullivan Chief Information Officer Impact Award in the Cloud Computing category at the gala held in conjunction with 2nd Annual ConNEXTions 2014: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange. An EarthLink customer and pioneer in the online education industry, TCN won the award for its customized, EarthLink private cloud solution that modernized their entire IT infrastructure and strengthened interdepartmental communication. In 2011, Sallee ... Read More »

When Your Business Applications or Networks Fail, It’s Always Your Fault, Right?

We’ve all been there. You and your IT team are working double-time to get a project done in an unrealistic time-frame while having to keep all your website applications running. What if there was an easier way? EarthLink recently launched Server Management and Monitoring and Network Management and Monitoring services.  If you’re in charge of maintaining and monitoring servers and/or network equipment, these services could relieve some of your headaches. Scenario: Website Application Fails, Sales Stop, You Get Blamed Let ... Read More »

Microsoft Grants Windows XP a Stay of Execution

Microsoft still recommends that users retire Windows XP based on what they say on their website, where Windows XP and Office 2003 support ends on April 8, 2014.  What does end of support mean to customers?  No more “Patch Tuesday“? For all that tough talk – on 1/15/14 Microsoft just posted this update: Microsoft to extend anti-malware protection for Windows XP users Microsoft is extending anti-malware protection for Windows XP users beyond its April 8 deadline for supporting the operating system to July 14, 2015. Microsoft still ... Read More »