Time has come and the technology advancement has gone to the heights which are so high that it can’t be seen by our bare hands. Now in this changing environment Microsoft has decided to stop support for it’s operating system Window’s XP from tomorrow. From tomorrow, that is 8th April, 2014 Microsoft is officially closing support. Windows XP has rocked the market for last 12 years without any major security issues.
While explaining what they mean by end of support on their official site Microsoft says that ” After 12 years, support for Windows XP will end on April 8, 2014. There will be no more security updates or technical support for the Windows XP operating system. It is very important that customers and partners migrate to a modern operating system such as Windows 8.1. Customers moving to a modern operating system will benefit from dramatically enhanced security, broad device choice for a mobile workforce, higher user productivity, and a lower total cost of ownership through improved management capabilities. ”
From above statement it is clear that Microsoft is looking forward to the future. Their Windows 8 and it’s crucial update Windows 8.1 are the coolest operating support available in the market and its Microsoft’s this latest operating system that made them taken this decision. According to us this is the right choice taken by Microsoft.
In their official post on their website Microsoft has provided with various option for migrating from Windows XP. There are options for Enterprise, Small to Medium Business and Home PC users are available on Microsoft. Further explaining Microsoft also shared the potential risks that can stay with Windows XP. While talking on the security Microsoft says that ” Without critical Windows XP security updates, your PC may become vulnerable to harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software which can steal or damage your business data and information. Anti-virus software will also not be able to fully protect you once Windows XP itself is unsupported. ”
With the end of support from Microsoft, users still running the Windows Xp will be vulnerable to potential risk by hackers and that is the point why Microsoft suggesting the Windows XP users to migrate to any of it’s successor operating system. We also recommend, if you are still using XP then switch on to Windows 7 or Windows 8.
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