PSA: Windows XP support officially ends today

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 08, 2014 2:30pm PDT

Oh, Windows XP. We just can't quit you. Introduced in 2001, the operating system is still going strong, with over 25% of computers still using it. However, as of today, it is no longer being officially supported by Microsoft.

"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," the company explained.

Without official support from Microsoft, it means Windows will no longer receive updates from Windows Update. That means further security updates will no longer be delivered to XP. "If you continue to use Windows XP now that support has ended, your computer will still work but it might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses," Microsoft warns.

Thanks for all the memories, Windows XP. Now perhaps it's time to upgrade to Windows 7--or even SteamOS?

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