Just a year from now and Microsoft will pull the plug on one of its most popular desktop OS’s, Windows XP. This will leave the users, who still love the Operating System, vulnerable to security loopholes.
Recently Microsoft issued a clear warning in a blog, asking the users and businesses to switch to a newer version of Windows before it’s too late.
Windows XP is dead come April 2014
Microsoft wrote in the blog post that.
After April 8, 2014, there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates.
Support for the Operating System ended back in May 2009 and Windows XP is not receiving much updates, however security updates on the other hand are still making their way onto the OS to keep it safe for the users. Unfortunately this security perk will most likely end in April 2014. After that, you’ll have to fend for yourself and regardless of what antivirus application you install, your beloved Windows XP will have no chance against recent malicious threats.
Also note that if something bad happens to your PC running Windows XP, Microsoft will not provide any assistance or support because they have already issued the warning. So, your best bet is to upgrade to a recent version of Windows.
Although, we understand Windows XP is one of the best operating systems Microsoft has ever offered, it brought new features to the market that are widely used even now, and lets not forget the loyal users. But, since all good things must come to an end (who the hell made that up?), in the land of technology, Windows XP has seriously aged. XP is old and prone to recent threats. So, in order to keep your PC and data safe, Windows XP users should upgrade to something new before it’s too late.
If you’re not sure what OS would be perfect for you, then I personally suggest Windows 7 as it is the “new” Windows XP. However, if your PC doesn’t meet the hardware requirements for the latest Windows operating systems, then Ubuntu should be your next choice. It may not be as great as Windows but it gets the job done.
What OS are you currently using? Which OS is the best when it comes to PCs? Shoot us a comment below.