Thursday

Windows XP Withering On The Vine

If you are still using Windows XP, you should be hopefully know by now that Microsoft really, really, REALLY wants you to quit using it before support runs out in April of this year. If you were in any doubt at all, they are now also making it clear that updates for the XP version of Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) will be stopped too. So, apart from no security fixes after the April 8th Patch Tuesday deadline, there will be no virus definition updates if you happen to be using MSE. So, start making plans now on what you are going to do. If you have a PC that is only a few years old, you might give it a new lease of life by removing XP and using some flavor of Linux instead; or you might get that new Windows PC you have been thinking about - which Microsoft would like you to do, thank you very much.


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