Well, sort of… Like a horse gone lame, Microsoft is putting down our beloved OS as of April 8th.
Windows XP support is being discontinued by Microsoft and the ageing OS will no longer receive the monthly security updates
on “Patch Tuesday”
While this is a bit distressing for many die-hard XP users,
I like to think of it as an opportunity to upgrade to a
newer, more secure and stable OS. While you can upgrade your old computer to Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1, it may also
require some hardware upgrades like RAM or a larger hard drive. If your computer
is still running an older single core processor like the Intel Pentium 4
or an AMD Athlon XP, a newer OS from Microsoft is not going to be a
good choice. But regardless of your hardware configuration, it is time to move on.
This is where I would give Ubuntu Linux a try.
“You can surf in safety with Ubuntu — confident that your files and data will stay protected — thanks to the built-in firewall and virus protection. And if a potential vulnerability appears, we provide automatic updates which you can install in a single click.
It’s clean fresh look and feature rich GUI will amaze you.”