You know I think we made a big deal here on the radio and in the newspaper column about people needing to get rid of Windows XP and move on to Windows 7 and Windows 8 because Microsoft was pulling support for Windows XP and now I hear that they are sort of backing down on that. Does that mean that people can keep using Windows XP indefinitely?
Ken you are you are right again. Yes we offered some TechTips related to XP support being dropped as of April 2014.
Microsoft has made some changes to their announcement. I would not categorize this as "backing down".
What they have said was they were still dropping support but they would keep offering anti-malware updates until July 2015. This would allow the anti-malware application to keep up with the latest threats.
We still recommend changing your operating system or purchasing a new computer.. It is so easy for us to spend your money. But really, your XP computer is probably more that 6 or 7 years old. It is time. You have gotten your money's worth. You will be surprised how much faster the new computers are. Many of the new application will not work on XP. Give the new tablet computers a look. Our local computer stores will appreciate your business and they have many demo computers available to look at.
There are links on the web site providing you with the specific announcement.