When Microsoft announced that there would be no further support for XP the classic (and some say the best) Microsoft operating system, hype suggested that computers still running Windows XP after the shut-off date would be especially vulnerable to malicious attack, viral infection, and even hijacking, since XP security updates would no longer be coming. Even though the author long ago migrated his workhorse laptop to Windows 7, the author has kept a Windows XP machine running at home, much in the same way that some people like to keep an old car out in the garage because it's fun to work on. It's going to be a sad day when he can no longer take his Toshiba Tecra M4 XP machine out for a spin on the web, at least not safely.
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