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Windows XP Deadline

Windows XP Still Going Strong Despite Looming Deadline

With less than a week to go until Microsoft officially ends support for Windows XP the number of users sticking with the aging OS is still significant.

How to Migrate from Windows XP Securely and Safely

Microsoft is expected to pull off support for Windows XP systems on April 8th, and many companies are yet to finalize a migration strategy to a newer operating system. Here's how organizations can migrate safely.

China's Unsupported XP Systems Could Become a Massive Botnet Army

Unsupported Windows XP machines in China could pose a threat to the Internet in general if bot-herders round up significant numbers of them to use as launch pads for malicious exploits, according to a top white-hat hacker.

Microsoft Sweetens Trade-in Deals for XP Holdouts

Last week, Microsoft said it would offer a $50 discount for users upgrading from Windows XP. Now, it has upped the ante and will now offer $100.

XP Users Already Attacked 6 Times more Often than Windows 7 Users: Avast

The words of warning about Windows XP's impending end-of-life are no joke. A recent blog post by Avast drives home just how dangerous using Windows XP beyond that is.

Retaining Windows XP can Put SOX, HIPAA, PCI Compliance at Risk

When Microsoft stops supporting Windows XP next month businesses that have to comply with PCI data security standards as well as health care and financial standards may find themselves out of compliance unless they call in some creative fixes.

Microsoft Dangles $50 Carrot in front of XP Users

Microsoft has anted up in its attempt to convince last-minute laggards to abandon Windows XP by handing a $50 carrot to people who buy a new Windows 8.1 device.

Windows XP's Vulnerability Underscored by Latest Patch Update

Microsoft's latest Patch Tuesday features a raft of fixes for flaws in Windows XP, something that bodes ill for hold-out users determined to stick with the OS, experts have warned.

Microsoft Risks Security Reputation Ruin by Retiring XP

If every PC sold in the next 12 months was one destined to replace an existing Windows XP system, it would take more than a year and a half -- about 20 months -- to eradicate XP. Windows XP isn't going anywhere.

End of Windows XP Support

HP, VMware, Google Cashing in on End of Support for Windows XP

Tech vendors are using end-of-support for Windows XP as a marketing pitch to promote their own products.

Windows XP Holdouts: 3 Reasons You Must Upgrade Now. Yes, Now

Not just because Microsoft stops supporting it in April, but because you'll enjoy modern features and much better security.

Organizations Likely to Stick with Windows Even as Support for XP Ends in 2014

Depending on the risk appetite of organizations in general and their CIOs in particular, end of Microsoft’s support for XP could end up being a big deal.

Windows XP Migration Window is Closing Fast

Microsoft will cease providing security updates and supporting Windows XP in April. Is your migration under way? Here are some steps to take to start the process.

Zero-day Attacks on Windows XP will Increase after Support Deadline: Fortinet

Hackers, already in possession of zero day exploits, will wait until April 8, 2014 in order to sell them to the highest bidder.

Microsoft Resorts to Twitter to Warn Users Off XP

The company is leaving no stone unturned in its quest to get users off Windows XP and hopefully onto its newer operating systems.

Scaring Banks to Upgrade From Win XP, the Microsoft Way

Microsoft seems to be putting the fear of losses and lost revenue opportunity into the hearts of the Indian public sector banks’ managements. Seems to be an interesting strategy – if you can’t convince them, scare them.

Indian Banks at Increased Risk Once Microsoft’s Windows XP Support Ends

The US Software giant will end its support of its 12 years old OS in 100 working days, with Microsoft advising Indian PSU banks to get their migration-from–XP act together in the meanwhile to better protect themselves against threats and a negative financial impact.

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Windows XP Support Ends in a Year, So What Are You Gonna Do About It?

To mark the one year remaining on the Windows XP support clock, Microsoft steps up its upgrade warnings and advice and offers a 15 percent upgrade discount for SMBs.

Report: Windows XP Costs 5x More to Manage than Windows 7

As XP's life wanes, Microsoft talks dollars to get businesses to ditch 11-year-old OS

Windows XP Deadline Provides Silver Lining to Slumping PC Market

The PC market remained weak in the third quarter, but the expiration of Microsoft's support for Windows XP in April next year may have prompted users to look at upgrades, which eased the slump.

Experts Question Microsoft's Decision to Retire XP

Microsoft will 'draw a line in the sand' in 2014 when Windows XP exits support, security researchers said today, even if millions of people are still running the aged OS and a zero-day bug threatens the Windows ecosystem.

The Rise of the Smartphone

Android, Windows Phone Grow in Smartphone Share, While iPhone Drops

Android grew to 81% of all smartphones shipped globally in the third quarter, while Apple's iPhones slipped to 12.9% compared to 14.4% a year ago, according to IDC.

Your Smartphone Will Be Smarter Than You by 2017, Says Gartner

The analyst firm describes how cognizant computing will impact hardware vendors and on the other services and business models.

iPhones With Bigger, Curved Displays Coming 2014, Pressure-Sensitive iPhone to Follow?

A new report suggests Apple is working on two new iPhones with curved 4.7 and 5.5in displays.

Expect Multiple iPhone Releases Each Year From Now on, says Analyst

Following a meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer, an analyst believes that we can expect to see an increase in the frequency of iPhone releases from 2014.

Samsung Beats Apple in Smartphone Sales Across All Regions Except North America

A recent Canalys report has confirmed the existence of a significant regional disparity in the leadership positions of smartphone vendors across the world.

IT Spend in India to be Driven by Smartphones, Not by PCs: IDC

IDC expects a slowdown in PC sales in India after state-level government initiatives helped to drive strong growth in 2013

Mobile Security is Most Deployed Initiative by CSOs: IBM

Research by IBM has found that mobile security is the number one most recently deployed initiative by CSOs.

The 5 Best Things About Google's Nexus 5

Last week, Google made its brand-new Nexus 5 Android smartphone official, putting an end to weeks of leaks and countless rounds of rumors.

Android Fuels Worldwide Growth in Smartphone and Tablet Shipments

The growth can be attributed to vendors from outside the top 5 who sell ultra-low cost Android devices at often unsustainably low margins.

Gimme A Break: The Features We won't See in Android Kit Kat

In light of the blah-fest that will surely be Android 4.4 Kit Kat, we're already looking forward to next year's version of the OS with all the patience of a child on Christmas Eve.