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Windows XP Death Did Fuel Some PC Spending

Windows XP Death Did Fuel Some PC Spending

By Sean Patterson April 10, 2014

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 …

Microsoft Extends Anti-Virus Support For Windows XP Microsoft Extends Anti-Virus Support For Windows XP
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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 …

Google Chrome To Support Windows XP Until 2015 Google Chrome To Support Windows XP Until 2015
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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 …

HP, Microsoft Team to Get Businesses Off Windows XP HP, Microsoft Team 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 …

Windows 8 Is Finally More Popular Than Vista Windows 8 Is Finally More Popular Than Vista
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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 …

Windows XP Users Only Have A Year Of Support Left Windows XP Users Only Have A Year Of 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 …

Twitter Says To Stop Using Internet Explorer 8 Twitter Says To Stop Using Internet Explorer 8
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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 …

Windows 7 Finally Dethrones XP As Most Popular OS Windows 7 Finally Dethrones XP As Most Popular OS
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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 …

Microsoft Locks Out XP/Vista Users From Office 2013 Microsoft Locks Out XP/Vista Users From Office 2013
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I’m a happy Windows 7 user, but I know some people are sticking with Windows Vista or XP. Did you like the new features that Microsoft has been showing off in Office 2013? If so, you’re going to have to …

Get Windows On Android Without Rooting Get Windows On Android Without Rooting

There has never really been a “wow” app on Google Play as far as I’m concerned. Ports of iOS apps and little diversions don’t really cut it for me. That’s why I was overjoyed to learn about a new app …

Microsoft Pushes Patch For 26 Security Flaws Microsoft Pushes Patch For 26 Security Flaws

Windows users are accustomed to the regular security updates for Windows and Internet Explorer that Microsoft pushes on a regular basis. Sure, there are some updates that are marked critical, but it’s pretty tame stuff for the most part. That …

Windows XP Losing Security Updates In 2014 Windows XP Losing Security Updates In 2014
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It’s been almost 11 years since the launch of Windows XP in October of 2001. The operating system is getting on in years and Microsoft has done their best to get people to upgrade. Unfortunately, its successor, Windows Vista, did …

Despite 5 Awful Years, Windows Vista Still #3 Most Used OS In The World Despite 5 Awful Years, Windows Vista Still #3 Most Used OS In The World
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Today marks exactly five years since Microsoft cast the cruciatus curse of operating systems onto PCs everywhere: Windows Vista. The reviews have never been… kind, to put it gently. You’d be lucky to find anyone these days who could convincingly …

Microsoft Sues British Retailer Comet Over Recovery Discs Microsoft Sues British Retailer Comet Over Recovery Discs
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UPDATE: Microsoft attorney David Finn has responded to my request for comment. Click here for the full statement. Microsoft announced this morning that they have filed suit against Comet, a British retailer that specializes in electronics and appliances. The suit …

Apple Unveils New “Get a Mac” Ad
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Apple has released a new commercial in their "I’m a PC" and "I’m a Mac" successful advertising campaign. The new ad is aimed directly at Windows 7, which was just released yesterday.

Which has the better OS: Apple or PC - Tell us what you think.

XP Remains an Option for Windows
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If you’re Microsoft, it probably isn’t the most comforting thought to know the biggest headline about your new OS, Windows 7, isn’t about features or updates… it’s about supported downgrade options.

Of course if you are a Vista person who has already downgraded back to XP, today is a good day for you.  Microsoft has announced that the new Windows 7 OS will have downgrade support to both Vista and XP.

Yahoo Messenger 9.0 Launches

Yahoo has launched its new Yahoo Messenger 9.0, instant messaging application for Windows XP and Windows Vista.