Will XP be There Life After The End Of Support?

Posted: January 22, 2014 in Analysis
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At the end of 2012, we thought were about to observe the End of the world. In 2013, the end of Futurama was gravely approaching. 2014 will bring us the end of support for the Microsoft operating system, Windows XP. This ‘catastrophe’, as stated by Windows representatives, is scheduled for April, 8. However, you can bet that users around the world will continue to use their preferred OS after this date. It goes beyond its usability, but also to users’ habits. It’s been 12 years since its introduction to the public, many PC users got used to the system launch notification sound, standard screen saver, and the enormous ‘Start’ button.

Check out the graph below: it depicts the changes in different OS use throughout 2013, as seen by NetMarketShare:

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It is even more important, in light of the fact that regular updates are key in efficient protection when it comes to malware. Microsoft claims that the XP user base gest infected up to 3 times more often than Vista or Windows 7 users and 10 times more often than Windows 8 users. This is because of outdated XP protection mechanisms and possibly a lack of updates. Attackers often target well-known vulnerabilities, which were not patched with updates on the computer.

So update your self to win 7 or 8. Keep the xp contained in an isolated environment because still I believe that to test certain security stuffs, the best OS is XP

Source : kaspersky.com, NetMarketShare.com, Microsoft.com

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