Launched in 2001, Windows XP, despite a dozen years on the back, is still one of the most popular operating systems on the market, installed on almost 20 percent of all computers. Unfortunately, in a few months, Microsoft will send this system back to retirement.
Windows XP was released in 2001 and was fast commercial success, combining the consumer-driven Windows 98 interface and the stability of Windows NT. He had an excellent web browser and was able to surf the web straight away.
The new OS has quickly become a target for hacker attacks, so in 2004, Microsoft released Windows XP SP2 with a built-in, always-on firewall that virtually ended the era of malicious viruses such as Blaster, Sasser, and Slammer. The system was found on 600 million computers around the world.
Unfortunately, everything good has to end and even though Windows XP still enjoys great popularity, Microsoft will officially end its further support in April next year. Since May, OS will no longer receive security updates, which means that after a few months the windows will become extremely vulnerable to cybercriminals.
Ending support for Windows XP will hurt companies and offices using this system to the fullest extent, they will have to exchange it as soon as possible if they do not want to run into problems and lose data.
Wondering is why Microsoft is ending support for a system that’s still very popular. If you do not know what’s going on, it’s always money. In this way, the group will force consumers to switch to Windows 8, which is still a little popular, and we find it on less than 10 percent of all computers.