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Windows XP to Be Discontinued

In just over 24 months, Microsoft will discontinue support of the Windows XP operating system. In a recent post on the , Stephen L. Rose reminded us all of the short amount of time remaining in the XP life span. There, you will also find tools and tips on planning your company’s migration from XP to Windows 7. For the everyday user, Windows XP has already been almost entirely replaced by Windows 7, but the extended support for commercial customers ends in 2014. At that point, there will no longer be any patches or updates coming from Microsoft. This will be the cue for malware writers to speed up production on viruses aimed at the soon to be derelict OS. Windows had previously extended support for XP once before, but the likelihood of that happening again is very small. Recommendations coming from Microsoft professionals strongly suggest that the time to …