Support for Windows XP has ended today, meaning that technical assistance for the 12-year old operating system is no longer available, including automatic updates that help protect your PC.
Over the past week, OnWindows has been looking at how companies can prepare for the end of Windows XP support and the risks of running the operating system after its end of service.
Despite Microsoft’s efforts to encourage people to move to Windows 7 or Windows 8, Net Applications estimates that 27.7% of the world’s computers still run on Windows XP. Today, thousands of people globally have taken to social media to voice their opinions on how significant the end of support is, as well as share their memories of the operating system:
Eliot Landrum (@EliotBikes) - End of an era. I remember pre-ordering #WindowsXP for my home brewed computer.
Patrick Palmer (@yankzpat) - June 30th of 2008 was the last time you could buy a Windows XP computer from a “Box Box” retail outlet.
Alexander Davies (@Mumbo87) - @Microsoft has stopped supporting Windows XP as of today. Make sure to stay tech aware against security breaches.
Andy Chulka (@andychulka) - RIP Windows XP, you were my favorite Windows OS
The introduction of Windows 8.1 Update, a mandatory update for all Windows 8.1 users, is also being discussed online:
Dan Zschokke (@djzock) - Windows XP dies and Windows 8 gets even better with the 8.1 Update. Today is a good day.
Jeff James (@jeffjames3) - New Windows 8.1 Update 1 features - Better mouse and keyboard support, improved search - Avail. 4/8 - #bldwin
Microsoft Europe (@MSEurope) - Good bye #WindowsXP! #XPEOS Time to get modern
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