You may know that earlier this year, in April, Microsoft stopped “supporting” Windows XP, its 12 year-old version of Windows. In advance of this date there was some alarmism, even hyperbole, about how the world was going to stop turning. It could remind you of the run-up to the new millennium – remember the Y2K scaremongering?
However Microsoft’s move in April was significant. One of the main effects is that Microsoft have stopped providing free security fixes for vulnerabilities in XP.