When Microsoft recently declared to launch a new Operating System naming Windows 8 it had also indicated to the developers that it would bring in new applications so that it may not seem similar to the earlier versions and that it would not try to intimidate anyone on this topic. And if rumors are to be believed then this version would be cutting short many of the features that were originally a part of Microsoft’s earlier program’s. But at a time when the world is trying to move to the newer OS what will the old users do when they are left using the OS that look vintage.
But if this issue is concerned then you should better move to Windows 7, but if you don’t then it would not doom your life to drudgery. There are people still using 98 & XP and are quite comfortable with them leading a meaningful life. As of now Microsoft supports XP and will continue to do so till April 2014. Till then Microsoft will support and voluntarily withdraw after giving 12 years of service. But as far as Windows 98 is concerned it was withdrawn only after 8 years of service. Come April 2014 and the history of technology will see a great player retiring. Indeed a moment to feel doomed. Alas_!!
So what does it exactly mean that Microsoft will end supporting XP?? Don’t worry… it mainly means that all the Microsoftians at Redmond will no longer patch security problems and holes. But they will continue to support Window’s 7′s XP mode, after all a XP is a XP. This may sound serious in the year 2011 but if you think practically there would be probably no such problems persisting to resolve, and malware written in 2014 won’t be designed to exploit an old school OS way back in 2001.