For those who do not know, Microsoft yesterday officially stopped supporting Windows XP, but the operating system, launched in 2001, is still used by about 28 percent of computers worldwide.
According to the latest statistics of the analytical agency Statista, approximately 300 million computers around the world are still using Windows XP. The agency notes that about 3 out of 10 computers in the world are still working on the basis of an outdated operating system, which support Microsoft has officially stopped.
Even despite the fact that Windows XP will no longer release updates and patches that improve its safety, the majority of its users do not want to be updated to a more modern operating system. And the main reason for this failure is called the high cost of this update.
Going by the same brand-new Windows 8.1 will require a person to spend money not only on the operating system, but also make him upgrade hardware as old computers, which works without problems Windows XP, most of them can not cope with the new operating system and is not fit the minimum hardware requirements set by Windows 8.1. Nevertheless, many are thinking about upgrading to Windows 7, which, as experience shows, is much friendlier to the old hardware as well as the end user – there is a button “Start” (in Windows 8.1 upgrade it too returned, albeit in a modified state ), as well as a nice looking desktop effects Aero.
Microsoft itself observes that has done a great job of updating Windows 8.1 to optimize the OS and was able to reduce the minimum threshold requirements for the hardware based on it. Now, the operating system has enough 1GB RAM and 16 GB of memory constant. In addition, the company makes every effort to reduce the final cost of products based on Windows 8.1, including the cost to the plates, which, according to optimistic plans for the Redmond giant will have to cost less than 250 dollars.