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end of life XP

XP ‘end of life’ –what does that mean? Microsoft recently announced that XP will no longer receive support from April 8th 2014. As XP is 13 years old it’s surprising I fact they previously wanted to kill it off but public outcry meat it was deferred. Finally we have reached the point where it’s no longer supported. What does that mean for business and end users still running XP? Well don’t panic it won’t just stop working. It just means it’s no longer supported for updates and security breaches. In reality it just means those computers running Windows XP are more at risk, more vulnerable to virus attacks and backdoor attacks. Even ant virus companies will start to phase out support for XP meaning again less protection. New software won’t take into account the XP requirements. If you run the same few programs and don’t connect to the internet using