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Microsoft is abandoning Windows XP on April 8. 

No operating system fixes and no defenses against viruses and other online dangers from Microsoft.

Since the end of Microsoft’s security updates is big news, hackers and scammers are going to be targeting computers still using XP. You’re going to be very, very vulnerable.

Now, if you use an XP computer to, say, write a book or manage your photos and you never connect to the Internet, you should be fine.If you have an XP computer and just browse the Internet occasionally, without the use of passwords for anything ever, you’re probably fine as well.

If you’re doing anything else — signing into membership websites of any type, or doing any email at all, you really need to make a change. And if you’re doing banking or using credit cards online for anything, you've really got to face reality.

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If you have XP, I'd advise you to use Linux mate. Free. Safer... and you have more choices for the distros.

Windows 7 is algo nice, I must admit to it.

The only bad thing about Linux is the lack of good word editors like Ms Office though, which is the best in my opinion and most widespread world wide. (Open/Libre Office plainly suck in comparison if you need to work with it)

Ms Office though, which is the best in my opinion and most widespread world wide. (Open/Libre Office plainly suck in comparison if you need to work with it)

I disagree . . . strongly. It's really very subjective which program is better.

I'm a Linux expert, but I never use it for desktop.

Windows XP is antiquated.  Windows 7 and 8 are much more user friendly (Windows 8.1 that is), Both have built in security features with updates.

Window 10 is fantastic: nice and smart, fast...

Better than 8.1 :)

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/10

https://www.microsoft.com/zh-cn/windows

I am not from Microsoft, just a (happy) user :)

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