Microsoft has now ended its support for Windows XP, which means that a security sinkhole
will likely open and gradually widen, threatening hundreds of millions of PCs worldwide
in homes, companies, government agencies and schools.
Along with the Y2K bug, Windows XP’s support termination is one of the computer
industry’s most publicised -- and most ignored -- deadlines, towards which many business
and IT managers have taken a curiously casual attitude.
The implications could be dire for those organizations that continue to use Windows
XP, a decrepit operating system Microsoft.