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April 10, 2014

Windows XP Passes into History as Microsoft ends Support

After almost 13 years, Microsoft has ended support for its popular Windows XP operating system 

 The first Windows XP version hit the market in 2001 Post April 8th PCs using the 13 year old XP will not besupported by windows .After today ..that is April 8th, computers using the 13-year-old operating system will continue to work just fine, but all technical support for XP—whether paid or otherwise—will cease. However very few are determined to stick to it. According to NetMarketShare, a web-analytics consultancy, Windows XP runs on 28% of the world's PCs, making it even today the second most popular operating system (surpassed only by Windows 7, with 49%). Over 400m machines will therefore be left exposed. Included in that number are 95% of all the cashpoints (ATMs) in the world. Windows XP and Embedded XP also power a lot of cash registers.