XP End of Support

On 8th April Microsoft Windows XP is due to be phased out. After 13 years, the Microsoft XP phase out will signify the end of Windows support for the XP service and technical assistance for the operating system will no longer be freely available. At least 20% of 2 million computers in Ireland are still working on this ageing platform, and will be exposed to security risks, unless they upgrade their hardware before the deadline. It is also likely that older hardware will use more power and that operations will take longer to run, increasing energy costs.

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