Tuesday’s the day: Microsoft is X-ing out Windows XP, pulling support for the operating system nearly 13 years after its release. But with some estimates showing XP is still installed on more than a quarter of the world’s PCs, will they now become a prime target?
On April 8th, a month from today, Microsoft will pull the plug on Windows XP. The millions of computers still running the operating system won’t stop working, but they’ll face a big new security risk.
Windows XP has been given a year to live. After that, it’ll still work, but Microsoft won’t be providing support or security updates for the operating system.