End of the operating system support is scheduled for April 8, 2014.
Office 2003 also loses updates support of the company.
Users of Windows XP and Office 2003 will have only two more years of support from Microsoft , the company said. The deadline for the support the company’s operating system, which was launched in 2001, is day April 8, 2014.
According to Stella Chernyak, director of marketing for Microsoft, this means that the company will do more security updates and will not give technical support to more buyers.Chernyak gave the information to the blog Laptop.
“Windows XP and Office 2003 software were great in their time, but the technology landscape has changed. The technology continues to evolve, as well as the expectations and needs of people, “said the executive.
According to the blog Laptop, the principal recommendation is to replace the Microsoft software for Windows 7 and Office 2010.
The original version of XP was released in October 2001. When abandoned, in April 2014, it will have almost 13 years of life. Windows 98 had eight years of support. In another comparison, Windows 95 was released 14 years after the first version of MS-DOS, 1981 – one year more than the life of Windows XP.
Windows XP SP2 is already unsupported since last summer. Only Windows XP SP3 still receive updates.
Windows XP will be the first control system with external activation to be discontinued by Microsoft. The service is an anti-piracy measure. There are still doubts about the maintenance of activation services after the end of support.