All good things must come to an end, and Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system is no exception to this old saying. If you’ve asked “When will Windows XP not be supported anymore?”, then read on.
This landmark operating system in the Microsoft Operating System world created the bridge from the old DOS kernel based operating systems like MS DOS, Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows ME, and NT kernel based operating systems like Windows NT, and Windows 2000. Though primarily an NT kernel based technology, Windows XP’s kernel was thought of as a hybrid between the two as it solved a compatibility issue that allowed software that ran on the DOS-based kernel Operating Systems, to run on Windows XP, which was primarily based on the Windows NT kernel. More refined versions of this kernel are used in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, but if it was not for Windows XP, Microsoft would have never reached this point. It was probably THE BEST Windows Operating System up until the release of Windows 7.
As of April 8th, 2014 – after 13 years of support – Microsoft will no longer support its Windows XP operating system. Many businesses to this day still use Windows XP, even with the release of Windows 7 and Windows 8. They will still be able to use their computers, but the will be vulnerable to attacks, as Microsoft will no longer provide updates and patches for Windows XP users.
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