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Five things to keep in mind as Windows XP end of life approaches


Windows XP end of support means big decisions for IT

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As of April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer offer extended support for Windows XP. The stalwart PC operating system has enjoyed more than a decade of success, and a fair share of business customers are in no rush to part ways. The approaching Windows XP end-of-life date leaves these IT shops with some big decisions to make. Do we really need to upgrade? If so, to what operating system? And how? If the Windows XP end of support has these questions bouncing around your head, here are some important considerations to take into account as you search for answers.

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So what, throw the old pc out? I don't have the money to just go out and buy a new pc. This is the trouble with you younger generation, you seem to not give a blank about the older folks on a fixed income.
I am hoping that some bright young entrepreneur in a garage will develop a service to keep XP going into the future and bring Microsoft's blackmailing business concept to a halt. I can still buy OEM or knockoff spares for my 18 years Ford Escourt, so I hope somebody gives Microsoft the finger
The solution is quite simple. Go get Linux Mint, or other solid Linux distribution install and go for it. It is a perfect solution for both older and newer hardware.