This past April 8th of 2014, Windows XP has officially reach its end of life as per the Microsoft Windows lifecycle factsheet. At that point, Microsoft ended support for Windows XP with patches, bug fixes, security updates, or any kind of technical assistance except for those customers paying for extended support. With extended support prices easily
Challenging economic times push businesses to look for more efficient ways of doing things, even if these new ways include risks and learning curves. Adopting virtualization is one way companies are evolving to become more efficient, and thus, stay ahead of the competition. However, as with any new IT initiative, often managers find they need
11 years ago, in 2001, Microsoft introduced one of their most solid operating systems -- Windows XP. They ended up releasing a Support Lifecycle policy so that there was more transparency and predictability for support of Microsoft operating systems and for other Microsoft products. This was mostly based on feedback from customers. Now, this policy states that
Part 3 - Removing Unused Applications and Other Clutter So believe or not, your PC doesn't just hold on to your valuable personal data and what is essential for it to operate. It also stores a lot of non-essential data too (aka junk, aka clutter). For the most part, you probably are not even aware of it
Part 1 - Keeping your system and software applications patched and up to date! Software companies like Microsoft, Adobe, Mozilla, and others will frequently issue security patches to their software. So, uhh, What exactly is a patch, Abe? "A patch is a piece of software designed to fix problems with (or update) a computer program....