Windows XP, still one of the most used operating systems on the world, has been the cause of concern for several companies. Primarily, vendors that provide computer security.
And one such company that wants to see people move away from this 13-year old operating system is F-Secure — even though the antivirus provider still supports it. In fact, Mikko Hypponen, the chief security researcher at the firm has likened Windows XP to early versions of Android that are still in use.
Which is another way of saying that both these old platforms should no longer exist.
This is what he said in a recent interview:
“I can’t wait for Windows XP to die. I’m glad Microsoft stopped shipping updates. I’m mad at Microsoft for shipping updates after end of support, it should try and kill this beast. But it’s not dead yet.”
He goes on to compare the difference in security between Windows XP and Windows 8.1, saying that users should be making efforts to get rid of these old systems.
Of course, users in this case basically means large companies and government organizations.
According to casual estimates from third party market researchers, Windows XP is still powering 25% of the desktop computers across the globe, but this is one figure that is poised for a steep decline in the near and upcoming future as users complete their transitions.