It’s been 21 years since the day we met. Twenty-one glorious years together. We had some good times like the first day you started using it. It was a big change coming from the all-squared Windows 98 (Windows 2000 is not worth mentioning) and there were times it made you upset with the beginning of screen resolution issues. This is probably when we heard the term RAM memory for the first time. Yes, 21 years is a long time, it’s actually more than what marriages last. In 2009, Microsoft released the very last security patch for Windows XP which does not provide ‘support’ for the good old operating system.
But as good, old, nice, and as much as we loved it, Windows XP is now obsolete and now will be even more, extremely vulnerable to cyber-attacks.
That being said, there are 21% of computers in the world still run on Windows XP and it is already the most attractive target for hackers.
For some of us, support may be only needed when something breaks or needs to be updated.
However, when we talk about computers and information technology, ‘prevention’ is something a considerable amount of computer users don’t pay enough attention to.
Without support, there will simply not be security updates or technical support (which sometimes can be a bit lousy for residential users) INCLUDING Microsoft Office 2003.
At GoInsta, we like the idea of innovation and constant technology evolution and now, if you still have a Windows XP, we understand how much you like it, but as in every aspect of life, your safety is first and it is time to let go.
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