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Windows XP Support Ends

XPocalypse now: XP stragglers are now wide open to hackers

April 8th, 2014

If you’re still using Windows XP and you’re not doling out extra cash to Microsoft to maintain support, then congratulations: You’re now vulnerable to all kinds of fun malware that hackers have been saving up for just this occasion. It’s April 8th, which means that it’s also the last day that Microsoft will give technical …

Windows 7 Vs. Windows 8 Market Share

Windows 7 has the most to gain from XP’s impending demise

April 3rd, 2014

With support for Windows XP due to end next week, XP’s market share has predictably started to decline… but it’s not benefiting Windows 8 nearly as much as it’s benefiting Windows 7. The Next Web points out that NetMarketShare’s latest numbers show a predictable decline of nearly two percentage points for Windows XP over the …

Windows XP ATM SMS malware

The ultimate heist: Hackers use SMS to get ATMs to pump out cash

March 25th, 2014

Microsoft is dropping support for Windows XP on April 8th, and with 95% of all ATMs still running XP, this could become a major problem for any banks that haven’t signed agreements to keep support running past the deadline. And today, we learned of an ATM attack that could be easily fixed if the ATMs …

Microsoft Windows 8 Savings

Microsoft offers $100 discount to XP users upgrading to Windows 8 PCs

March 24th, 2014

It’s crunch time for Microsoft as support for Windows XP will finally wind down for good on April 8th. In order to convince the stragglers to convert to its latest operating system, Microsoft is offering $100 of instant savings upon the purchase of select Windows 8 PCs over $599 when upgrading from Windows XP. If …

Windows XP Upgrade Offer $50

Upgrading from Windows XP can now get you $50 worth of free stuff

March 17th, 2014

People, what is it going to take for you to finally ditch Windows XP? Microsoft has already sent out plenty of warnings to XP users letting them know support for the platform will end on April 8th. However, if the threat of getting nailed by countless new strains of malware isn’t enough to get you …

When Windows XP Support Ends

Windows XP diehards aren’t going quietly

March 3rd, 2014

Microsoft has a problem: It desperately wants any remaining Windows XP users to upgrade to a newer version of the operating system but a huge chunk of them still haven’t budged. The latest numbers from NetMarketShare show that Windows XP still accounts for around 29.5% of all desktops in use even though Microsoft is due …