Windows XP has been around since less than 2 months after 9/11. Shortly after it’s launch, a big security vulnerability was found in the ‘universal plug and play’ code. This lead to their “Trustworthy Computing’ initiative, and eventually they released XP Service Pack 2 as a mulligan for their initial release.
Windows XP continues to be the 2nd largest PC OS (Operating System), behind Windows 7. It continues to be used on over 300 million business desktop computers. Now for the kicker…
April 8, 2014 Redmond will discontinue support for Windows XP. No more support means no more security updates, tech support, or patches.
Moral of the story: Ditch Windows XP NOW, and upgrade to Windows 7. You have a year to get used to the new OS, before Windows XP becomes a major security liability.