Municipalities take measures to eliminate Windows XP

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Municipalities in the region of Utrecht have begun taking speedy measures to significantly reduce the amount of computer systems running Windows XP. Support for Microsoft’s operating system is scheduled to end on the 8th of April.

The cessation of essential security updates from Microsoft means XP will become increasingly vulnerable to hackers and other cyber criminals. This has prompted municipalities to start taking immediate action.

The Union of Dutch Municipalities and the National Cyber Security Center warned about the upgrade well on time but most municipalities were reluctant to take action until recently.

Windows XP was first released to the public on the 2nd October 2001.

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  1. Avatar tom says:

    That’s unfortunate that Xp is falling by the way. But that is progress and now more will be able to use touch screens!

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