I loved the headline this article featured: Windows XP dies at 12 1/2 after long illness
A month and a half ago, Microsoft officially retired Windows XP. No further updates, security patches or fixes are being released, making those old computers wonderful targets for viruses and spyware.

If you’re stuck with an old computer and only need to access the internet, your email and the ability type a letter or two, consider switching to Lubuntu ( It’s a free operating system that can run on most computers that are currently running the Windows XP operating system. I’ve used it several times to breathe new life into old, slow laptops.

If it’s “gotta be XP” for you, please, please don’t use Internet Explorer. Those two are the worst case scenario combo. Download Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or even Safari.

I came across this good article on the End of Life of XP:
It does a good job of honestly answering the most common questions I hear.

Please pass it along to anyone you know that’s still using Windows XP.