What the end of Windows XP means for you

Windows XP will still be usable after April 8 but potential security threats and software compatibility issues mean that migration is the best – and cheapest – option.

Microsoft’s announcement that it will no longer provide technical support for its 12-year-old Windows XP operating system as of April 8 has caused quite a lot of consternation amongst its user base. Given that an estimated 20 per cent of all the world’s computers are still using the soon-to-be unsupported XP (though in Australia, the percentage is substantially lower, at just 7.8 per cent), it’s little wonder that it has prompted such a reaction.

But what are the implications for organisations that continue to use XP after the deadline expires?

Security and compatibility



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