RIP Windows XP 2001 – 2014…

It’s official. Windows XP is dead today. This pretty much sucks ’cause I have Windows XP on my machine. I’m sure it’s still use-able but it’ll become an even bigger target for virus attacks so looks like I’m gonna have to go for a different Windows system. I’ll have to figure something out. Even though Windows XP is a very successful and popular system, Microsoft is killing it ’cause they no longer want to use patches or system updates for virus and malware protection.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/talkingtech/2014/04/07/windows-xp-ends-life-tuesday-what-to-do/7328521/

Pretty shady, I must say! I hate Microsoft anyway. Someday in the future, I’d like to get a whole new computer. I’d like to make a switch to Apple. I’ll get an Imac. Not right away but it’s something I would consider in the near future. I like Apple more than Bill Gates stuff.

If Steve Jobs was still around, he wouldn’t pull something shady like this. He would have made people happy with his products.

Kev

8 thoughts on “RIP Windows XP 2001 – 2014…”

  1. It’s not shady, it’s business. The OS is almost 15 years old, and they can’t keep dedicating resources and money to work on patches and hot fixes when they also have to support 7 and 8. Same thing happened with 3.1, 95, 98, Me and 2000.

    1. I think I’m gonna have to upgrade to Windows 8.1 which is the latest. I’m not at home right now. I’m at a different computer somewhere else. I’ll figure it out when I get home.

      I still disagree with it, though. It’s just a little ploy to force people to buy the recent products, a money making opportunity.

      Kev

      1. No, you can keep XP as long as you want. Just keep your anti virus definitions up to date and you’ll be fine.

      2. I’m still gonna go for something different. I never liked Windows XP anyway.

        Kev

      3. Then why are you complaining about switching? You can still get 7…8 will be a hassle. Your current PC is probably on the low end, hardware wise, and is gonna have a hard time running either without some latency- you’re probably better off getting a new PC if you’re really considering upgrading the OS since it’s going to set you back about $100 for the upgrade license anyway

      4. They can’t support an OS forever. It’s surprising they kept up XP for as long as they did.

        “If Steve Jobs was still around, he wouldn’t pull something shady like this. He would have made people happy with his products.”

        Apple is no different. They end support the older versions of OS X just like Microsoft did to Windows. In fact, they do it quicker, as XP ended after 15 years, but the average Mac OS ends support after five years (even when Jobs was still alive.)

      5. “Just keep your anti virus definitions up to date and you’ll be fine.”

        I’ll assume that you didn’t bother reading the article. They’re not doing any virus updates and malware protections of any kind. It’s done. That’s why they killed Windows XP…

        Kev

      6. Kev, I’m a systems engineer and have been preparing clients forward the XP end of life for almost a year. Microsoft doesn’t make an anti virus product – I was talking about Trend Micro, AVG, Kaspersky, etc.

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