Windows XP is no more. It’s dead, done, dusted. Sure, it still exists and may even be sitting on your computer beavering away in the background. But with Microsoft having ended support for the aged operating system it’s time we all moved on.
But move on to what? That is the question.
We want to know, Microsoft Has Killed Windows XP… Now What? We simply want you to tell us how Microsoft ending support for Windows XP is going to affect you personally. Or, if you’re not still using Windows XP, how it will affect someone you know who is still persevering with this revered-but-ancient operating system.
We know there are plenty of MakeUseOf readers out there still using Windows XP, thanks to the last discussion we conducted on the subject. And when Yaara recently asked what version of Windows are you currently using, a sizeable 11 percent of you ticked the box to say you’re still using XP.
Not only are hundreds of you still fans of XP you’re determined not to let Microsoft’s actions prevent you from keeping XP going for a few more years. If that describes you, then let us know why you’re such a fan of XP and/or what you think of Microsoft’s decision to cull it.
If, on the other hand, you’re an XP user who is taking Microsoft’s advice and moving onwards and upwards to another operating system, then detail your plans in the comments section below. Are you angry at Microsoft for ending support for Windows XP or do you feel the company was fair in pulling the plug after 12 years?
Are you upgrading your current hardware to Windows 7 or Windows 8? Are you planning on buying a new computer with one of these operating systems pre-installed on it? Are you ditching Windows entirely and switching to Mac? Or are you looking to get started with Ubuntu? What reasons lie behind that decision?
Have Your Say
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