All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Windows XP’

Windows XP Death Did Fuel Some PC Spending

Windows XP is now officially dead. Earlier this week Microsoft officially ended support for the OS, which had become one of the most popular in history. PC manufacturers had hoped that the death of XP would fuel sales of new computers as consumers and businesses looked to upgrade their machines to run Windows 7 or Windows 8. Now the numbers …

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Windows XP: How to Secure the Dead OS

The day has finally arrived. Microsoft has been warning consumers for one year now that support for Windows XP will be ending, and at midnight EDT tonight the operating system will officially be dead to Microsoft. What does this mean for consumers who are still running the popular OS? Not much at first. Updates to the platform will cease, and …

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Microsoft Is About To End Windows XP Support

The final countdown for Windows XP support is upon us (There’s literally a countdown. You can see it here). It’s had a good twelve-year run, but on April 8th, Microsoft will support the OS no more. This means there will be no more security updates or technical support. “Security updates patch vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malware and help …

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Microsoft Will Pay You $100 To Upgrade Windows XP

Microsoft wants you to finally stop using Windows XP. Microsoft announced this week that they will no longer be supporting Windows XP in any of their security updates, and are urging anyone left on the 12-year-old operating system to upgrade their device. To help offset costs, Microsoft is offering a $100 credit towards upgrading your system to one of their …

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Will Chrome OS Ever Replace Windows In Enterprise Environments?

In 2011, Google launched the first Chromebooks – a laptop featuring Google’s very own Chrome OS. The machines and accompanying operating system were marketed as an affordable alternative to Windows for those who use computers to browse the Web and nothing more. Since then, Google has become a bit more ambitious with Chrome OS and its recent moves make it …

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Microsoft Extends Anti-Virus Support For Windows XP

Windows XP’s long overdue death is quickly approaching. After extending support numerous times, Microsoft is finally going to pull the plug on Windows XP on April 8. While Microsoft hopes this gives XP users a reason to upgrade to Windows 7 or 8, some are still sticking with it XP. To help those guys out, Microsoft is going to throw …

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Google Chrome To Support Windows XP Until 2015

Are you still using Windows XP? If so, you should probably upgrade already. Microsoft will be taking if off of life support soon, and Google isn’t giving it much longer. Google announced today that it intends to support Chrome for Windows XP up through April 2015. That means Google will continue to provide security updates to the Windows XP version …

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HP, Microsoft Team Up to Get Businesses Off Windows XP

Over one decade from its release and three new versions of Windows past, Windows XP remains one of the most popular operating systems in the world – and for good reason. XP was a stable operating system with loads of software support and years worth of updates. It was exactly what both businesses and consumers needed to accomplish their work, …

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Windows 8 Is Finally More Popular Than Vista

Since launch, Windows 8 has been hounded by an unavoidable fact – Windows Vista was still on more computers. The certifiable flop of an operating system had been all but abandoned with the launch of Windows 7, but Windows 8 struggled to surpass even the measly marketshare that Vista was still clinging onto. After months of fighting for measly gains, …

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Windows XP Users Only Have A Year Of Official Support Left

Windows XP remains one of the most popular operating systems on the planet, especially for businesses that don’t feel like upgrading to Windows 7 or 8. That popularity will surely continue for years to come, but Microsoft won’t be along for the ride starting next year. As per its support schedule, Microsoft announced that it’s dropping extended support for Windows …

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Twitter Kindly Requests That You Stop Using Internet Explorer 8

Do you have a PC running Windows XP? Do you use Internet Explorer 8 on said PC? If so, Twitter has some words of advice – move it or lose it. Twitter Support tweeted out today that they’re currently looking into a problem where Tweets aren’t posting in Internet Explorer 8. They kindly suggest that users currently affected by the …

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Windows 7 Finally Dethrones XP As Most Popular Operating System

Thanks to the poor performance of Windows Vista, XP has enjoyed a decade long rule over the operating system landscape. Many people switched over to Windows 7 when it launched, but XP still had a lot of faithful users. The holdouts may finally be making the switch. The latest operating system statistics from Net Applications came out yesterday and the …

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