Did You Get the Memo?
Did you get the memo? You know, the one that went out about the end of support for Microsoft Windows XP that took effect on April 8, 2014. What month is it now? Oh, that’s right; it’s July. So why in the world should there still be news about the end of Windows XP? Well, for one reason, Microsoft will continue to provide updates to anti-malware signatures and engines for the stragglers though July 14, 2015. Yet, shouldn’t end of life for Windows XP mean that it is the end of all aspects, and we should let Windows XP rest in peace?
Now, that might be the case, but it seems that people are not quite ready to say goodbye to a dear friend they have known for the last ten years. “How many people,” you ask? I found an interesting breakdown in a Network World post. In it, Bitdefender shared some results of its survey of more than 5,000 companies in sectors including education, industry, retail, and medical:
“18% of small businesses are still using XP while 53.4% run Windows 7 Professional. The rest used a mix of Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Ultimate, and Windows 8.1 Pro.”
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NOTE: This column was originally published in The Virtualization Practice Newsletter.