A. I can understand your concern, Greg. Despite being more than a decade old, XP is still the second most-popular operating system around. It was the most popular up until about this time last year when Windows 7 edged it out.
The main reason is that XP has one of best combinations of power and simplicity. Plus, it's what many people are used to after all this time.
All good things have to come to an end, though. Microsoft says Windows XP's end-of-life date is April 8, 2014. After that, Windows XP will ride off into the sunset knowing it changed the computing world forever.
What does that mean for people still using XP, though?
The good news is that your XP computers won't suddenly stop working, Greg. Any XP computer will still work just the way it did on April 7, 2014.