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End of Windows XP poses big problems for China

Beijing, Apr 9 (EFE).- Microsoft stopped offering technical updates on Wednesday for Windows XP, creating problems for users around the world and especially in China, where two of every three computers uses the popular operating system. An estimated 60 percent to 70 percent of the computers in China use Windows XP, well above the 27 percent figure for the world as a whole. Computers running on Windows XP can still be used, but Microsoft will no longer provide security patches for the software, leaving the devices vulnerable to attacks by hackers and viruses.

End of Windows XP poses big problems for China

Beijing, Apr 9 (EFE).- Microsoft stopped offering technical updates on Wednesday for Windows XP, creating problems for users around the world and especially in China, where two of every three computers uses the popular operating system. An estimated 60 percent to 70 percent of the computers in China use Windows XP, well above the 27 percent figure for the world as a whole. Computers running on Windows XP can still be used, but Microsoft will no longer provide security patches for the software, leaving the devices vulnerable to attacks by hackers and viruses.

Microsoft partners Lenovo, Tencent to offer XP tech support in China

BEIJING (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp has partnered Lenovo Group Ltd and Tencent Holdings Ltd to provide software security services for Windows XP users in China, after the U.S. tech firm stopped updating the operating system. Microsoft wants users to move to later, more secure versions of Windows and so stopped servicing the 13-year-old XP this week, potentially leaving users vulnerable to viruses and hacking.

Microsoft ends support for Windows XP, urges shift to newer software

Microsoft Corp. has ended its support for Windows XP, terminating security updates and technical support for the operating system first sold 12-1/2 years ago. Support ended Wednesday in Japan, with Microsoft calling on Windows XP users to migrate to newer operating systems, including Windows 8.1. The company provided its last security updates before ending support.

Microsoft ends support for Windows XP, calls for early shift

Microsoft Corp. is ending its support for its Windows XP operating system, including security measures against viruses, on Wednesday and called for an early migration to newer operating systems. The company is terminating its support after providing its last security update program for Windows XP and will continue to promote users to switch to other operating systems such as Windows 8.1.

Microsoft ends Windows XP support, hackers may be lurking

BOSTON (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp released its final security updates for Windows XP and Office 2003 on Tuesday as security experts warned users that they could soon be prime targets for cyber attacks if they do not abandon the products. Security experts advise consumers and businesses to either replace computers running Windows XP or upgrade to modern versions of Microsoft's software within the next month because they will no longer be protected from newly discovered threats after the middle of May.

Analysts: End of XP could cause operational and security problems for industry, consumers

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger. An estimated 30 per cent of computers being used by businesses and consumers around the world are still running the 12-year-old operating system. "What once was considered low-hanging fruit by hackers now has a big neon bull's eye on it," says Patrick Thomas, a security consultant at the San Jose, Calif.-based firm Neohapsis.

Analysts: End of XP could cause operational and security problems for industry, consumers

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and with an estimated 30 per cent of businesses and consumers still using the 12-year-old operating system, the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger. "What once was considered low-hanging fruit by hackers now has a big neon bull's eye on it," says Patrick Thomas, a security consultant at the San Jose, Calif.-based firm Neohapsis.

Microsoft expected to reveal Windows 8 updates at conference in San Francisco

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Microsoft is following through on a promise to update its Windows 8 operating system on a regular basis to respond to consumers' complaints and other feedback.

Microsoft expected to reveal Windows 8 updates at conference in San Francisco

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Microsoft is following through on a promise to update its Windows 8 operating system on a regular basis to respond to consumers' complaints and other feedback.
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