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  • Windows XP was great, but is ten years too long?

    Posted October 26, 2011 - 11:46 am

    At one time, 80 percent of all desktop computers ran Windows XP. The breakout OS appeared on October 25, 2001, making it 10 years old. But is 10 years too long for any OS?
  • Windows XP usage share falls by record amount

    Posted October 3, 2011 - 1:41 pm

    Microsoft's Windows XP lost an unprecedented amount of online usage share last month, according to Web metrics firm Net Applications.
  • Windows XP to Windows 8: Don't go there

    Posted September 21, 2011 - 5:17 pm

    Both Microsoft and industry analysts discourage businesses using Windows XP from skipping Windows 7. The key reason: XP support is likely to expire before Windows 8 is ready for deployment. Research firm Gartner provides guidance for XP holdouts.
  • Windows XP's popularity is rootkit risk, new analysis finds

    Posted July 29, 2011 - 9:56 am

    The stubborn popularity of Windows XP is offering an easy target for the creators of rootkit malware, according to antivirus company Avast. Three quarters of all rootkits it found in a new study were on XP machines.
  • Microsoft revs dump-XP campaign, says 'time to move on'

    Posted July 12, 2011 - 8:58 am

    Microsoft made its most aggressive move yet to convince customers to drop Windows XP and adopt Windows 7, telling them that there were only 1,000 days of support life left in the older operating system.
  • Windows 7 posts enterprise gains, but XP retains 60% share

    Posted June 21, 2011 - 4:33 pm

    Although enterprises are in the midst of migrating more machines to Microsoft's Windows 7, the aged Windows XP still accounts for nearly 6-in-10 PCs in corporations, according to a recent report by research firm Forrester.
  • Windows XP, Vista AutoRun update reduces malware infections by 82%

    Posted June 14, 2011 - 8:48 pm

    Microsoft today credited a February security update for lowering AutoRun-abusing malware infection rates on Windows XP and Vista by as much as 82% since the start of the year.
  • Windows forecast shows XP's one-of-a-kind dominance

    Posted June 6, 2011 - 6:58 am

    Windows 7's market share is expected to pass XP in the third quarter 2012, just when Windows 8 is expected to arrive.
  • Windows 7 share tops XP for first time in U.S.

    Posted April 11, 2011 - 9:45 am

    Windows 7 has passed the 10-year-old Windows XP in U.S. usage share, according to data from an Irish Web analytics company.
  • Windows 7 breaks 20% share barrier

    Posted January 3, 2011 - 9:40 pm

    Windows 7 cracked the 20% share mark last month, a milestone the problem-plagued Vista never reached, a Web measurement vendor said over the weekend.
  • Windows 7 business migration driven by front-line users

    Posted November 4, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    Windows 7 fans are joining smartphone users in bringing personal tastes into the workplace and demanding enterprises respond. IT should embrace this, advises Forrester.
  • Enterprises: We'll run Windows XP even after retirement

    Posted November 1, 2010 - 11:36 am

    Nearly half of the companies still using Windows XP plan to keep running the aged OS even after Microsoft withdraws its support in 2014, a research analyst said today.
  • Gartner: The bell tolls for Windows XP

    Posted October 19, 2010 - 11:13 am

    There are a number of IT trends users will see in coming years, but one that's expected to rise to the top will be the need to migrate off Windows XP and Office 2003 as the end of support nears.
  • Microsoft patches Windows XP flaw that aided Stuxnet worm

    Posted September 14, 2010 - 10:01 pm

    Microsoft Tuesday patched a critical Windows XP vulnerability that aided attacks based on the Stuxnet worm by letting attackers gain remote access through the operating system's print spooler service.
  • Windows XP: Your Last Chance to Get it. Really.

    Posted September 10, 2010 - 1:36 pm

    Windows 7 has been around for almost a year now, but lots of people are still sticking with Windows XP. Now, Microsoft is getting ready to pull the plug on Windows XP sales. No! Really! They mean it this time. Would they lie to you?
  • Experts predict extensive attacks of Windows zero-day

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 4:50 pm

    Security organizations today raised Internet threat levels to warn users that they expect widespread attacks using exploits of a just-acknowledged critical bug in all versions of Windows.
  • Windows 'shortcut' attack code goes public

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 10:10 am

    A security researcher on Sunday published a working exploit of a critical Windows vulnerability, making it more likely that attacks will spread.
  • With fix now out, Microsoft sees jump in XP attacks

    Posted July 14, 2010 - 9:56 am

    Microsoft urged Windows users to update their software Tuesday, saying it's now seen more than 25,000 attacks leveraging one of the critical bugs fixed in July's monthly security patches.
  • Microsoft extends Windows XP downgrade rights until 2020

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 8:33 pm

    Just a day before Microsoft drops support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), the company announced on Monday that people running some versions of Windows 7 can "downgrade" to the aged operating system for up to 10 years.
  • Most firms face security 'red alert' as XP SP2's retirement looms

    Posted June 22, 2010 - 10:10 am

    Three out of four companies will soon face more security risks because they continue to run the soon-to-be-retired Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2).
  • Controversial Windows XP vulnerability now being exploited

    Posted June 15, 2010 - 2:23 pm

    It only took days for hackers to take advantage of the Windows XP security vulnerability that was disclosed last week by a Google engineer.
  • Clock Winding Down on Windows XP SP2

    Posted June 14, 2010 - 10:55 am

    July 13, 2010. It is less than a month away, and it is the date that Microsoft will end support for Windows XP SP2. That means that Microsoft will no longer be testing newly discovered vulnerabilities to determine if Windows XP SP2 is affected, nor will it be developing any more patches or updates in support of Windows XP SP2. You have T-minus 29 days and counting to install SP3, or make the move to a newer OS, like Windows 7.
  • Windows XP SP2 users face end of IE patches

    Posted June 14, 2010 - 10:45 am

    Barring an unforeseen patch in the next four weeks, users running Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) have seen their last security update for Internet Explorer.
  • Microsoft confirms critical Windows XP bug

    Posted June 11, 2010 - 9:52 am

    Microsoft has confirmed that Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 contain an unpatched bug that could be used to infect PCs by duping users into visiting rigged Web sites or opening attack e-mail.
  • Solve Networking Hassles Between Windows XP, Windows 7

    Posted June 10, 2010 - 1:31 pm

    Reader Nayana has two PCs on her home network--one running Windows XP, another running Windows 7. Curiously, the Windows 7 system won't let her access shared folders on the XP system, but it does work the other way around: she can access the Windows 7 folders from the XP machine.
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