Microsoft recently announced that they will stop supporting Windows XP based computers by the year 2014. System patches and critical updates will no longer be offered for this application making these systems more vulnerable to virus attacks, security risks, malware, and other potential internet threats.
The announcement raises a big concern for both businesses and at-home computer uses as even with the recent introduction of Vista and Windows 7, Windows XP is still the most widely-used window based operating system in the world. Businesses and home computer users will have to prepare upgrading their units during the next 24 months and IT departments will be very busy as many corporations and small businesses still run their critical applications on this platform.
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