A reminder from Naked Security of a looming major headache:
On April 8th, 2014 - exactly one year from today - Microsoft will terminate Extended Support for Windows XP.
That means no more security updates.
And that could mean very big problems for a significant percentage of PC users.
According to data from Net Applications, Windows XP still maintains a nearly 39% hold on the desktop operating system market, second only to Windows 7 which has just under 45%.
Every other individual desktop operating system (including Windows Vista, Windows 8, and Mac OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion) has 5% or less of the desktop operating system market.
You are now free to ridicule
all those obstinate cheapskates me for continuing to stick with XP thus far, and likely for at least the next 356 days. But consider the real security implications, because there are going to be boatloads of business and government computers that definitely won't be upgraded or unplugged.