The share of Windows XP in the market is already extremely low, so her “funeral” have been painless
Windows XP lasted 17 years on the world market
Extended support for Windows XP Embedded POSReady 2009 was officially discontinued by Microsoft on 9 April 2019. This year the software giant regret to announce that the era Windows NT 5.1 over 17 years of existence in the global market. Therefore, Windows XP became the most “long-playing” version of Microsoft’s operating system, according to TechRepublic.
Microsoft has long tried to wean users from Windows XP, which has gone through several stages of cessation support. In 2005 was discontinued General support for 32-bit versions of XP, and in 2009 – for 64-bit. Extended support for corporate clients was discontinued on 8 April 2014. And on 9 April 2019 Microsoft stopped releasing patches for Windows XP used in ATM machines and specialized devices.
Discontinued extended support Embedded POSReady 2009 to WIndows XP
Despite the official termination of extended support for Windows XP five years ago, the existence of POSReady 2009, allowed users to receive security updates on Windows XP Home and Professional SP3 with editing the registry. As if Microsoft wasn’t trying to discourage users not to use this method, it did not help. Now a complete cessation of support POSReady means the final withdrawal of XP history.
Microsoft predicts “death” with the Windows
Old operating system still used by many companies, despite the problems, the lack of security updates. On the other hand, XP is gradually replaced by Linux, macOS or newer Microsoft operating systems. It should also be noted that the share of XP in the market is already extremely low, so her “funeral” have been painless.
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We will remind that earlier there was presented the concept of the 2018 Edition of Windows XP from enthusiasts. Also recently, Wargaming has officially announced that World of Tanks will cease to work on outdated Windows, including XP.
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