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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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Microsoft To Close The Support For Windows XP In 2014

Microsoft announced Thursday that it would shut down support of it's 11 year old Windows XP operating system which is widely used in many laptops and PC. Company has targeted it's end line for support of Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003.

“Windows XP will no longer receive security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates from Microsoft after April 8, 2014,” Windows said in a statement.

Windows said that it would end support for XP because “technology has dramatically changed.”
“The expiration of support for Windows XP is deemed necessary due to the dramatic evolution of technology. Business and personal technology has dramatically changed over the last decade,” it said.

The measure were taken to protect users of the application from fraudsters and hackers who have found ways to make window-XP  vulnerable.

She said:  “Microsoft primary focus is to ensure users are protected and Windows 8 is thus capable of providing better security against malware. It contains a Defender; a full-featured anti-virus solution included in every edition of the operating system.

“That is why we are encouraging companies to upgrade to Windows 8. The reasons are obvious: security till today and in future remains a high priority investment area and with it we have enabled a broad range of new capabilities that address the top security needs and threats that they are facing today”.

The expiration of support for Windows XP is expedient due to the fact that there has been evolution in technology, maintaining that business and personal technology has dramatically changed over the last decade.

“While XP was one of the most popular operating systems in Microsoft’s history, it was not designed to handle the challenges of today, such as the increased exposure to cyber-attacks and demands for more data privacy, unlike our newer operating systems such as Windows 7 and 8,” said, Mr. Oluyomi Alarape, datacenter solutions Specialist.

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