Microsoft To Retire Support For Windows XP

Around this time next year, Microsoft is going to end its support for Windows XP. Even though many users are still using Windows XP, after 12 years they will not be getting any security updates or other patches.

"The Windows team will now embark on communicating the benefits of Windows 8 as well as the risks associated with maintaining a Windows XP environment after April 8th next year. Windows XP will not receive any new security updates and patches or online technical support a year from now," said Kevin Connolly, Windows Business Group Manager.

Microsoft has also announced that it is officially retiring support for Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP, Office 2003 and Exchange 2003 as of April 8, 2014.

If you are still using Windows XP, what are your plans? Move on to another operating system, or continue using it at your own risk?