Microsoft to end Windows XP support [New Straits Time (Malaysia)]
(New Straits Time (Malaysia) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Microsoft will officially retire its service and support for Windows XP in six months. After April 8 next year, the company says, it will no longer provide security updates and non-security-related fixes, there won't be a number to call for technical assistance or online technical content updates for Windows XP. Users will no longer receive the updates that help protect PCs from viruses, spyware and other malicious software. According to the company, there are more than three million PCs in Malaysia which are running on Windows XP. The 11-year-old operating system, it says, is no longer capable of handling sophisticated cyber-attacks and demands for more data privacy and productivity. Microsoft urges all business and consumers still using PCs running on Windows XP to upgrade to either Windows 7 or 8.
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