Microsoft to kill Windows XP in two years

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The end is coming. Repent!

That’s the message from Microsoft as it reminded consumers that its support for Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 will end on April 8, 2014.

According to Microsoft marketing director Stella Chernyak that means the software giant will nix security updates, non-security hot-fixes and technical support after that date. So let the countdown begin. You now have less than two years to get your affairs in order and hightail it to more current software.

‘Windows XP and Office 2003 were great software releases in their time, but the technology environment has shifted.’

– Stella Chernyak, Microsoft marketing director Chernyak commented in a blog post that “Windows XP and Office 2003 were great software releases in their time, but the technology environment has shifted. Technology continues to evolve and so do people’s needs and expectations.” [How to Install Windows 8 Consumer Preview

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