Aged Windows XP costs 5x more to manage than Windows
Microsoft has been campaigning for over four years to urge its users to upgrade from a decade old windows XP. Yesterday it upped the ante by stating that there is a huge service cost that the company has to pay in order to provide the support. It also said that it is now
including a two year countdown after which it would stop the overall support for the windows XP.
According to Microsoft, annual support costs for the older OS are more than five times that of Windows 7. It has been going after the users to opt for a newer version of the windows by citing its features and that it is more user friendly. But there are a lot of people who are still on the decade old windows XP. Moreover, last month Microsoft even came out and said that if your organization has not started the migration to a modern PC, then you are late.
Microsoft would end all the support, including monthly security patches in April 2014. After that it won’t be addressing any issues of the users. In a blog post a senior director for Windows, Erwin Visser said, “The bottom line is that businesses that migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7 will see significant return on investment”.