Well, it pretty much had to happen. Microsoft kept Windows XP on life support for 13 years, but finally stopped on April 8. Three weeks later, a major security flaw in Internet Explorer (IE) was found, rendering many of the 300 million people who still use the outdated operating system (OS) vulnerable to cyberattack. Get the Free Tracker App to find a Luvabella in Stock People tend to forget, but this happens the same way every time. Microsoft tries to keep each generation of OS alive for as long as it can while developing one or two new ones at the same time. When a new one is ready, the company begins to throttle back on the old one until one day it stops supporting it altogether.Lest anyone think I’m singling out Microsoft for special punishment, let me reassure you that Microsoft is in good company. Every OS sucks, even Apple’s Mac OS and Google’s Chrome. But since the OS sits at the “chokepoint” in the stack, the unique arbiter of what goes above (the apps) and below (the hardware), it has taken on an outsized importance. Microsoft has, of course, dined out on this happy circumstance for many years,… Read full this story
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