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Windows XP is 20 years old

by on26 October 2021

And still being used

Today is the 20th anniversary of Windows XP, and although the operating system reached the end of support in 2014 it is still being used, despite shedloads of warnings.

For those with long memories, Windows XP was released on October 25, 2001, and is considered one of the most loved versions of Windows due to its ease of use, fast performance, and stability.

Even after Microsoft has released Windows 7, 8, 10, and 11, a small but respectable number of people are still using the old operating system.

According to StatCounter, the percentage of Windows users using the XP version of the OS in September 2021 is 0.59 percent, a significant number when you consider how many Windows systems are deployed worldwide.

Windows XP is the most popular OS in Armenia where it has a 53.5 percent share of Windows users.

Mainstream support for Windows XP ended on April 14, 2009, with extended support lasting another five years. This means that anyone still running Windows XP has not received support from Microsoft for roughly 7.5 years now, including almost all security updates and fixes for vulnerabilities that may have been discovered.

While Vole has backported fixes for some of the more serious vulnerabilities in Windows XP, such as EternalBlue and BlueKeep, Windows XP is about as secure as a Mongolian Yurt owned by a stoned hippy.

Last modified on 26 October 2021
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