Why do I have to upgrade my trusted XP machine?

Windows XP PenguinBecause the time has come to say good bye to the good ole XP operating system and get into Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1.

Of course the suggestion is not a new one, at Kapiti SeniorNet the call went out quite a long time ago, and not just the once, but the situation is that all good things come to an end and that applies to software support also.

Come April this year there is no more support for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Exchange Server 2003, Small Business Server 2003 and Office 2003, so if you use any of these please take note.

All these products are now 11 years old [XP actually 13 years old but was given an extra life of 2 years], pretty good these days when things move pretty fast.

So why do you have to upgrade?

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Internet Explorer–New version and also critical patches for Windows7

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Microsoft has released the first stable version of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 (32-bit) and Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 (64-bit).

If your are already using Windows 8, then Internet Explorer 10 came pre-installed. For Windows 7 the latest version promises improved performance, better privacy and support for the latest web standards, plus it adds integrated spell-checking and auto-correct tools.

Internet Explorer 10 in itself isn’t new, but it’s only now that Windows 7 users have been able to

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