Microsoft extends some Windows XP support

The longest-lived Microsoft operating system – Windows XP – has quite surprisingly received some fresh air with Microsoft announcing it will keep on providing updates to Microsoft security products intended to run under Windows XP. Previously the US software giant planned to end all Windows XP support on April 8, 2014.

Do not get too excited though – the updates will be just for Microsoft Security Essentials and for enterprise customers the same goes for System Center Endpoint Protection, Forefront Client Security, Forefront Endpoint Protection and Windows Intune running on Windows XP. Support for these products and hence for Windows XP will last until July 14, 2015. The still widely used OS will no longer get updates starting on April 8, 2014.

The partial Windows XP support will give some security to people still using this operating system and especially the apps listed above but will by no means provide overall security as security holes and hacker exploits discovered after April 8 will not be patched. This is the reason why Microsoft urges Windows XP users to upgrade to a newer OS. Given all the new software that comes out all the time you may have to – sooner than you may think.

Good bye, Windows XP!


Source: Microsoft

Related posts

Shure unveils SE215 sound isolating earphones

Shure Inc unveiled the SE215 Sound Isolating Earphone which feature a newly developed Dynamic MicroDriver and promise to deliver detailed sound with enhanced bass. The new budget-friendly SE215 are available in in clear or translucent black, feature a detachable cable with formable wire and...

Traffic Racer – roar on the streets

Traffic Racer is a racing game – this is obvious but there’s more to this game than you may think. First it is not your regular racing game as you are put in the shoes of a regular driver, whose goal is to cover a distance that is as long as possible so do not expect to see any finish lines...

Samsung may launch the Galaxy S7 before end of year

Samsung may launch the Galaxy S7 before end of year

A wild rumor has been circulating in some Korean newspapers recently and the rumor is so crazy we cannot but share it here. It turns out that according to some Korean newspapers Samsung will launch its new Galaxy S7 flagship by the end of the current year! This move is not surprising – if the...

Leave a comment