Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Microsoft Windows XP Support Ends April 8, 2014

Extended support for Windows XP ends one year from today. What that means is no more security updates and patches for identified vulnerabilities, meaning the system will be "wide open" to attacks from malware and other loopholes in the operating system. After 10 years, we at Richmond Computer would like to think Microsoft has plugged all the holes, but new exploits are always being discovered by would-be malware authors.

In addition to the end-of-life for Windows XP, Microsoft will also be discontinuing product support for Office 2003.

A starting statistic: As of March 2013, 38.7% of all PCs continue to  run Windows XP. Windows 7 currently makes up 44.73% of operating systems used on home and office computers.

Looking to upgrade your current system or go with something totally new? Call us  at (215) 634-2997 for a consultation to help decide if Windows 7, Windows 8 or a Mac is right for you.