Microsoft is going to kill support for Windows XP in April 2014. This has serious consequences for both businesses and consumers. Here is what you should know if you are still running Windows XP.
As the years progress and Microsoft moves on from Windows 7 into Windows 8 and beyond, it’s certainly starting to feel like Windows XP is just an artifact of the past. But is it? There may be situations when you need to use XP again or you might want to take a stroll down memory lane. Well, Microsoft offers VirtualBox, a free Virtual Machine featuring a free version of Windows XP, which runs within your current OS. You can use this system for testing or running older programs that only work in Windows XP.
Windows XP is slated to be exterminated for good by Microsoft in April of 2014. It is the last stage of a multi-year effort to kill off the operating system. Windows XP is one of those Windows Operating Systems that built a very loyal user base of people who are not very willing to let go of it at the end of its life. In this article, I’ll help you set up that Windows XP system in such a way to reduce the likelihood of it getting hit by hacker lightning or a viral epidemic from the larger Internet.
Google has dropped support for Internet Explorer 8, and they aren’t the only organization to do so. While you can’t use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 without upgrading to a newer version of Windows, there are a variety of modern browsers that still support Windows XP. Let’s be honest – IE 8 isn’t much better than Internet Explorer 6. Even Internet Explorer 9 offers much better support for HTML5 and other modern technologies.