After nearly thirteen years, the curtains have fallen on Windows XP, as XP has reached EOL (“End of Life”) status. After today, Microsoft will no longer be providing any updates or support for Windows XP to the general public. Unfortunately, even after extending XP’s lifecycle a few years, there are many organizations that still run Windows XP (shame on them!). A few government agencies in Europe will continue to receive some support for their XP systems.
Those that are still using XP are recommended to upgrade to a newer operating system, as using Windows XP will become a security liability with it’s unsupported status.