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Friday, 30 August 2013

Microsoft Shuts Down Support For Windows XP.

As we all know, Steve Ballmer has announced his impending retirement in one year’s time. Unfortunately for Microsoft fans who did not know this, the bad news is only to get worse. In an official press release held in April 2013, it was soon announced that Microsoft would be cutting Windows XP’s support line which, if anyone did not understand what I meant, from April 2014 Microsoft will not releasing any updates for Windows XP anymore and will be severing its ties with it. Right now, Windows XP is currently installed on a estimated 39% of all computers around the world. 

It was soon predicted by Microsoft that after the support ends, a massive exploit may be found by hackers and will use it against the remaining ‘clan’ of Windows XP users, as Microsoft named this inevitable and foretold event as “Zero Day”. Knowing this was as I said before inevitable, Microsoft have now officially warned all who are still using the Windows XP operating system beforehand explaining the new found threat and are now urging them to upgrade to Windows 7 or even the latest operating system from Microsoft; Windows 8.
“Windows XP will no longer receive security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates from Microsoft after April 8, 2014,” Windows said in a statement.
“More than 3.6 million Filipino Windows XP users need to upgrade as early as this year to avoid risks of destructive malware attacks,” it said. 

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