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Chrome 50 Will Finally Drop Windows XP Support

One of the prices of great success is that they never go away even when you want them to. Microsoft has been dealing with this problem ever since they dropped Windows XP support back in 2014.…

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Windows XP Still Powers 181 Million PCs

Microsoft XP is the operating system that just won’t die it seems. Even now, two years after support for Windows XP finally ended, it has been found that 181 million PCs around the world still use the…

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EA Origin Dropping Pre-Windows 7 Support

As many users undoubtedly learned the hard way with Windows XP, software support doesn’t last forever. This is doubly true of regular software which can often just drop support without much warning and stop working. Luckily, this…

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UK Nuclear Submarines Use Windows XP

Technology changes all the time, and operating systems are no different. From the era of DOS and punch cards to modern day touch screens and augmented reality, you can find every generation making their mark in…

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Windows 8 To Stop Receiving Security Updates

Microsoft recently cut off support for their popular operating system, Windows 7. In light of this, you would think their later operating systems would have a little longer left on the clock? Not if you are…

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Google Dropping Chrome Support for XP, Vista and OSX 10.8

Even when Microsoft dropped public support for Windows XP last year, many large organizations continued to pay for extended support. Not surprisingly, Google also continued to support Windows XP for their popular Chrome browser. That’s set…

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Why You Shouldn’t Upgrade to Windows 10 Today

Introduction The launch date of Windows 10 has finally arrived after an extensive Beta testing period for users in the Windows Insider Program. Microsoft’s latest operating system is designed to be light on system resources and implement…

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Fukushima Nuclear Plant Warned for Using Windows XP

Wow, this is rather scary news. The Japan Times have reported that Tokyo Electric Power Co. or more commonly known – Tepco has come under fire from an auditor for trying to save money on their infrastructure…

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Google Continues to Patch up Their Chrome for Windows XP Until the End of the Year

Are you a Google Chrome user that hasn’t upgraded since Windows XP? Well, the future looks bright and full of patches! Google just announced that it will provide support for its Windows XP browser up until…

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Windows XP Has More Users than Windows 8.x, Not Bad for an OS That Is 14 Years Old

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that there are still many people using Windows XP. Though, it may be surprising to learn that the desktop market share of the 14 year old OS…

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Microsoft To Punish Windows XP Holdouts With Doubled Support Costs

Microsoft is so keen to persuade Windows XP users to finally upgrade that it is doubling the support costs for the aging operating system. Despite XP being followed by three different iterations – Windows Vista, Windows…

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Windows Community Working On Service Pack 4 For XP

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP in April of this year meaning no more security updates or OS patches. Despite the end of support Windows XP is still incredibly popular in the business sector such as…

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“Zombie Zero” Malware Starting The XPocalypse For Ageing Windows XP Systems

The end of official support for Windows XP passed in April this year and since then Microsoft has warned of the security risks of continuing to use the outdated OS. Microsoft no longer issues core OS security…

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Windows XP Still Runs on 74% of Company PCs In the UK

The reasons for Windows XP’s survival are still not that well known. As good as the OS is, it is extremely dated and most modern consumers find the OS a little tired, dated and lacking in…

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Piracy Keeps Windows XP SP3 Alive And Kicking: Still A Top Torrent Download

It is no secret that burying Windows XP is a tough task for Microsoft. Microsoft’s Windows XP is maintaining a strong market share in the global desktop market of around 25% largely due to the proliferation…

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Windows 8 Losing Users, Linux Continues Growth

Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system has continued to lose users quite rapidly over the course of this year. Between May and June the OS fell from 6.29% to 5.93% with many of those users expected to…

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Microsoft Still Offering Some Updates To XP Despite End Of Official Support

Microsoft has already made it fairly clear that it wants all Windows XP users to migrate to a newer OS. This is for a number of reasons including the extra revenue that will generate, the fact…

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Windows 8.1 Overtakes Windows XP! But Only In France

Windows 8.1 has done fairly well over the past year managing continued growth in most markets despite the relative failure of Windows 8. In France Windows 8.1 achieved a landmark objective this month as it overtook…

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American Navy Still Using XP, Will Get Custom Patches From MS

If the reason you were intending to leave XP behind was because it just isn’t cool enough, then think again. According to a report the United States navy is one of the government bodies in America…

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Windows 8.1 Update Now Available!

Microsoft’s latest iteration of Windows has been having incredible difficulty being adopted by Windows users around the world. So much so, that many users fall back to the great Windows 7 or even all the way…

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Windows 9 Could Arrive This Year, Microsoft Aims For Rapid Release Cycles

Speculation about Windows 9 is heating up already. Windows 9 is going to be Microsoft’s next big OS release and they think it will be needed to move Windows users from older operating systems like Windows…

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Microsoft Publishes Article About Moving People Off XP, Comment Rage Ensues

Microsoft’s often dubious PR and marketing stunts have always been something to sit back and have a good laugh at, below are just a few of some of the examples I can think of: Microsoft In…

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Microsoft To Be Worried About PCs That Are Still Using Windows XP

According to Redmond’s statistics, Microsoft has around 377,000 PCs in New Zealand alone that are running Windows XP and will be made vulnerable after April 8, 2014. Also, users of the old and popular WIndows XP…

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Microsoft Confirm Windows XP Is Also Affected By Newly Discovered Office Zero-Day Flaw

Microsoft recently released an official statement confirming that Windows XP is also vulnerable to a newly discovered Zero-Day flaw. The security flaw affects users of Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. The…

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Microsoft’s Windows 8 Crawls Past 9.25% Market Share In October

The latest figures from market researcher Net Applications show that Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating systems (Windows 8 and Windows 8.1) managed to surpass 9.25% market share by the end of October 2013. That 9.25% is split 7.53% Windows 8…

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Microsoft Says Windows XP’s Infection Rate Is 6X That Of Windows 8

Microsoft really wants to encourage users to make the shift to a newer operating system, mainly Windows 8.1. To do this Microsoft is pushing the security side of things, particularly as business users are the most…

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Microsoft Will Let Windows 7 Die Quicker Than XP

WindowsITPro report that Microsoft is planning to avoid the same “problems” encountered with Windows XP with Windows 7. Those problems are essentially that Microsoft failed to get its Windows XP user-base to upgrade to a newer…