It seems that Microsoft is determined to end support for Windows XP. The company announced that they will no longer offer technical support and security updates for this operating system.
Windows XP was first released by Microsoft back in 2001, so there is no wonder that 12 years later the company has in plans discontinuing this product. However, it seems that despite the age of this product, Windows XP still remains very popular and highly used.
Microsoft announced that they will end support for this operating system in less than one month. This is not the first time when the famous company makes this announcement, so it did not came as a surprise. The users who are still having Windows XP on their computers will receive information from Microsoft on how to upgrade the system.
Moreover, what Microsoft is trying to do is to determine customers to upgrade to their newest Windows 8, which has actually failed to achieve the popularity that Microsoft hoped its product will have. The company is advertising this product as being more stable than previous versions, as well as providing users a better experience.
However, reports revealed that numerous users have complained that Windows 8 is difficult to navigate, while some users have been unable to run the new operating system on their devices, being too old or just incompatible with Windows 8.
While Microsoft seems determined to retire the old Windows XP, it seems that many users are against this decision. Statistics reveal that millions of users are not willing to give up using the 12-years old operating system. Many users are satisfied with the performance of the XP, never thinking about upgrading the system.
On the other hand, it is difficult for both small and big companies to update to a new operating system, but it also means some big costs. Upgrading computers takes time and money, so firms can end up paying a lot to make these changes. Many customers still have no idea what it means that the Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft.
Users who do not upgrade to Windows 7 or Windows 8 can experience security issues, while the lack of updates can make certain programs no longer usable on a device running Windows XP.