If your machine is still running Windows XP, heads up: You’ll soon be on your own.
As of April 8, Microsoft will no long provide technical support for the operating system, and as the final countdown rolls on, the company is reaching out to associations and businesses to help spread the word.
With good reason, as it turns out. According to Microsoft, more than 20 percent of America’s small businesses are still running XP.
Still, there’s no need to panic, XP loyalists. Here are some resources that can help you make the transition — or to soldier on into the XP wilderness.
- What does the end of XP support mean for you? (from Microsoft)
- No need to fret over demise of Windows XP (from SFGate.com)
- Windows XP end of support: What to do next (from ComputerWeekly.com)
- How to keep your PC secure when Microsoft ends XP support (from PC World)
- How to deal with the end of Windows XP support (from Fox News)
- 3 easy Linux alternatives for Windows XP refugees (from PC World)