Just don't make the decision based on happy talk about still being able to browse and do email.
If we want to eulogize Windows XP, we should remember that 9/11 was less than a month after Windows XP was launched, and just four months later Bill Gates wrote a memo to all Microsoft employees which gave priority to trustworthy computing. This, in turn, led to their commitment to the security development lifecycle — which over the last decade has helped to transform Microsoft from kind of a standing joke in security to a principled industry leader in terms of security, privacy and transparency.
And which has helped to make Windows 8 systems 6.5-times less likely to become infected by malware than Windows XP & and unlike Windows XP, Windows 8 will continue to improve over time.
Let's thank thank Windows XP for its service, but it's time for most of us to move on.
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