Microsoft include Windows XP in latest Patch Tuesday due to government-sponsored exploit threat

Jun 13, 2017 at 17:38 GMT Microsoft received a lot of criticism after releasing a patch for Windows XP for the EternalBlue exploit well after releasing it for Windows 7, 8 and Windows 10 and well after the WannaCry attack started. It seems Microsoft has learned their lesson, and in the latest Patch Tuesday they included Windows XP, which exited support in 2014, releasing a patch for the OS for what we can only assume is a serious impending attack. “In reviewing the...
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Here’s why Windows 10 is likely to replace Windows 7 faster than Windows 7 replaced XP

Apr 25, 2017 at 13:43 GMT A lot of Windows users are still running Windows XP, but the majority of users are currently running Windows 7. With Windows 7’s mainstream support set to end on 2020, most Windows 7 users are expected to upgrade to Windows 10 soon. A good portion of the number of active users on Windows 7 are mostly enterprises, who will likely upgrade to Windows 10 before the mainstream support for Windows 7 ends. According to a new report from Gartner, 85% of ...
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Gmail on Chrome will soon stop working on older versions of Windows and Chrome

Maybe Google will finally help Microsoft kill off Windows XP Feb 4, 2017 at 18:30 GMT If you’re using older versions of Google’s Chrome browser, soon you won’t be able to access the firm’s Gmail web app. Due to new security measured being implemented in Gmail, the site will only fully load on Chrome versions above Chrome 53, anything versions below will be redirected to a basic HTML version as early as December 2017.In a post on the official Google Blog,  Google warned: Star...
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Windows 8.1 Continues To Grow At The Expense Of Windows XP In The Worldwide OS Market Share

BY PRADEEP ON DECEMBER 1, 2014   According to the recent numbers from NetMarketShare, Windows 8.1 OS market share continues to grow worldwide. Windows 7 continues to dominate at the top with the OS now over 53.71% marketshare, up from 53.05 percent in October. Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 combined is now at 18.65% up from 16.70% last month. Windows XP saw a huge decrease to 13.57% down from 17.18% last month. Mac OSX continues to grow which now holds about 7.27% share, while Li...
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What is Windows XP end of support?

Microsoft provided support for Windows XP for the past 12 years. But the time came for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources toward supporting more recent technologies so that we can continue to deliver great new experiences. As a result, technical assistance for Windows XP is no longer available, including automatic updates that help protect your PC. Microsoft has also stopped providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows XP. If you alread...
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As Microsoft Support for XP Expires, Antivirus Vendors Pick Up The Slack

As you might be aware Microsoft support for Windows XP expires today, which means that the company will stop issuing security patches. Around 30 percent of you have ignored all warnings up until now and you’re still using it. Stubborn bunch, aren’t you? Conventional wisdom suggests that without security patches, business users would be foolish to continue using XP, lest they become victims of viruses and malware that could potentially cripple their businesses. B...
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Microsoft Now Offering $100 Discounts To Get Consumers Off Windows XP

As Windows XP winds down, Microsoft has a problem: People still use the operating system. Many people. Given that support for Windows XP ends on April 8, the number of days left in which the OS is mostly safe to use are all but spent. To combat that, Microsoft has been offering discounts, in increasing increments, to induce consumers to get their backsides off the bench and into a computer that will be safe. So, Microsoft is handing out $100 discounts on a number o...
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Microsoft Reminds Windows XP Users They Only Have 365 Days Left Before It’ll Stop Supporting Them

If you are still using Windows XP – or you know somebody who does – Microsoftwould like you to remember that you only have 365 more days before the company will end all support for the operating system it launched in New York on October 25, 2001. Both Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 will go out of support on April 8, 2014, and XP users will stop receiving any new security updates, hotfixes and support (free or paid) from Microsoft. Worldwide, just under 40 percent of all desktops ...
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