Microsoft ends support to XP; opens market for Chinese firms


microsoftBeijing, Apr 9 (PTI): Microsoft has stopped providing technical support for Windows XP after serving it for nearly 13 years, opening up opportunities for China’s IT firms.

The technical assistance for Windows XP will no longer be available and the company has stopped providing security updates, the Microsoft said.

Computers can still run XP but it will become more insecure and prone to viruses.

The company has advised users to upgrade to Windows 8.


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