Tick tock, time running out for Windows XP & Office 2003
Anyone still running Windows XP or Office 2003 on their computers might want to get out of the prehistoric ages, Microsoft is warning.
So users still running the outdated software will stop receiving valuable security patches, putting themselves (and anyone using the computer) at risk of viruses, malware and nasty spyware.
But it wasn't that long ago that Windows XP was still the go-to operating system.
XP just lost the operating system crown only last year to Windows 7...and now many of us have already moved on to Windows 8, though the new operating system is navigating stormy waters.
In all honesty, Windows 8 is a bit bold compared to Windows XP and Windows 7.
It is, however, easy to get back to the old, traditional Windows look just by tapping on the Desktop tile, and then use an app like Pokki to bring back the Start button.
According to IDC, sticking with Windows XP and Office 2003 could cost more than upgrading, due to all the extra support costs.
Like a teen getting told to use deordorant, Microsoft has launched a portal to get people using up-to-date software with the "Get Modern" campaign.
It's not just any campaign, but one to offer you discounts if you upgrade.
Which operating system are you using?
- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets