Threats Don't Usually Phase Me-But I Have to Protect Myself
You may have heard that Microsoft is ending support for WindowsXP on April 8. Most software programs that operate on WindowsXP are also ending support on their program support at the same time.
My broker provides computer technician support and they are cutting ties with supporting machines with WindowsXP on the same date.
We've been warned for several weeks now, and up to now I've delayed taking action. The pain of changing operating systems-remember Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windown 98, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8- remains with me.
I rarely participated in the change overs. I just kept what worked and was two or three versions behind the latest and greatest OS. I hate changing operating systems. No smooth transitions, something always gets lost in the backup, or fails to load. Then there is the lost time trying to recover files on my own, or on with tech support if anyone happens to answer the call.
I have no choice this time. Can't decide if it's best to get software for a new OS, get a new Windows machine, or get a MAC. I know deep down what I want to do, but the family CFO is tough. It's like getting approval from the board, or being grilled in the Shark Tank.
Am I the last person still using Windows XP?
Threats don't usually phase me but I have to protect myself this time.