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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

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“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 »

XP End of Life – Confusion on “Time of Death” Reports

So when does Microsoft pull the plug and declare Windows XP at End of Life? For the past few years we were told that it was April 8, 2014, and most of us paid little heed to the warnings that we’d be vulnerable to security attacks after that.  We’ve fallen in love with this highly popular operating system and just didn’t want to part ways. Then on January 15, Microsoft posted a new Antimalware Support for Windows XP  blog with ... Read More »

Don’t Let Windows XP End-of Life Crisis Become Your Mid-Career Crisis

Microsoft© Windows XP has proven to be a highly popular operating system with over 600 million installations worldwide since its inception in 2001. But all good things must come to an end, and Microsoft will cease commercial support of this operating system (and stop providing security updates and customer support) on April 8, 2014. Microsoft has been encouraging users of Windows XP to convert to Windows 8 or Windows 7 for more than 12 months, but with less than four ... Read More »