Updated Apr. 8, 2014 at 8:11 a.m.

Premium Lock End of Windows XP support spells trouble for some businesses, consumers

Published: 2014-04-08 06:42:00
Updated: 2014-04-08 08:11:31

The end of Windows XP In this Oct. 25, 2001 file photo, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates stands in New York's Times Square to promote the new Windows XP operating system. On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Microsoft will end support for its still popular Windows XP. With an estimated 30 percent of businesses and consumers still using the 12-year-old operating system, the move could put everything from the data of major financial institutions to the identities of everyday people in danger if they dont find a way to upgrade soon. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger. An estimated 30 percent of computers being used by businesses and consumers around the world are still running the 12-year-old operating system....

Read More
Read More

WRAL TechWire any time: Twitter, Facebook

Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Editor's Blog

Editor's Blog

The latest blog posts from our WRAL TechWire and WRAL editors. Read more articles…

Please Log In to add a comment.

Best of TechWire Insider

Techwire Inside Partners

OUR INSIDERS

Frank Vinluan
Life science
Dr. Mike Walden
Tech economy
Vivek Wadhwa
Commentary
Scroll