Microsoft ends support for its popular Windows XP on April 8.
According to research firm IDC, the cost of maintaining a PC that runs on Windows XP OS after April 8, could run up to USD 300 per PC per year, as against the present cost of USD 75-100.
Windows XP which launched in October 2001 is three generations behind the latest operating system Windows 8, that was launched in October 2012.
The current XP version is called Windows XP Service Pack 3. Microsoft will stop support service to ‘Windows XP’ OS from April 8.
At present about 84 per cent have stopped using XP and of the 84 per cent PCs that migrated from Windows XP, about 25 per cent made the transition in the last 12-18 months.
It is expected that by April this 84 per cent will go up to 90 per cent.
Credit: Money Control