|Brodie Krause, |
If you haven't begun the process of replacing your office computers, it's time to stop holding out. While you may have noticed the world did not end when Microsoft stopped supporting their long time running operating system, don't let that lull you into a false sense of security. With the lack of support by Microsoft, you will start to see issues with your computers as hackers begin to identify weaknesses. The quicker you can get rid of this ancient operating system, the better.
A few things to consider when on the hunt for a new operating system:
- Depending on your hardware, you may be able to keep your current machine and purchase an upgrade to Windows 7, a version of Windows that will be familiar and more stable than XP.
- You can purchase all new machines with Windows 7 pre-loaded.
- You can go with Windows 8, which has a less familiar user interface, but a longer shelf-life.
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