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So many users and organisations were still so stuck in the XP rut that Microsoft relented just a few weeks later, publishing yet another “goodbye, farewell and Amen” update for XP at the start of the next month.
That update-after-the-last-ever-update, in May 2014, dealt with a zero-day bug (CVE-2014-1776) in Internet Explorer that not only affected all versions from IE 6 to IE 11, but also turned up in the wild, used by crooks in what Microsoft referred to at the time as “limited targeted attacks”.
Microsoft therefore did the world a favour – and that’s what it was, no matter how you look at it – by retrofitting the patch for XP and making the update available to everyone.
And that’s how the world of XP security patches remained until last month, when the Wanna Cry virus hit.
Things look slightly better when you look at OS market share measured by a different company, Stats Counter, but there’s still an alarming number of PCs running XP.
…but it wasn’t XP’s last security update after all.
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In April, Microsoft retired its long serving Windows XP operating system.
To put that in perspective, according to Net Applications’ figures, Windows XP is still the third-most popular desktop OS, trailing only Windows 7 (51.9%) and Windows 10 (14.2%).
And there are more PCs running XP than Windows 8.1 (9.6%), and all versions of Mac OS X combined (7.8%).