In February we saw the usual small movements in the browser market. More significantly, however, we didn't see any significant movements in the operating system market. For the second month in a row, Windows 8.x's share is basically unaltered... and so is Windows XP's.http://tinyurl.com/oc9rwc8
Microsoft plainly hasn't been able to reach a vast number of Windows XP users to explain to them both what is going to happen, and why it's important. And while Firefox and Chrome will both be supported on Windows XP beyond the end-of-life, the substantial number of people using Internet Explorer 6-8 is strongly suggestive that many of these Windows XP users are going to be using not just an unsupported operating system, but an unsupported browser, too.
IF YOU USE A COMPUTER THAT RUNS MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP, YOU NEED TO UPGRADE OR REPLACE THAT COMPUTER.
If you aren’t sure whether your computer is running Windows XP, you can go to this website to check: http://amirunningxp.com/
You don’t necessarily need to buy a new computer with a new version of Microsoft Windows… you could buy a Macintosh, or you could put a version of LINUX on your computer. Whatever your choice, when Microsoft stops supporting Windows XP in April, bad guys are going to start attacking Windows XP like crazy and the odds of you falling victim to malware or other bad things increase a lot.
Brig C. McCoy
Network Systems Manager
Kansas City, Kansas Public Library
625 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101