After April 8, 2014 Microsoft will no longer offer security updates for their Windows XP operating system. How does the impending end of support for Windows XP impact you? What precautions should you take if you intend to continue using Windows XP? The way I see it you can do one of five things:
1. Continue to use XP but stay off the Internet. This is probably the easiest solution. If you only use XP within your personal home network and don’t ever use it to access the Internet you’ll be fine.
3. Replace the computer. You could replace it with a new computer or a tablet depending upon your personal needs. Both of these options will run you around $300.
4. Upgrade to Windows 7 or 8. This is probably the most difficult to do. Depending upon the age of your computer it may not meet the hardware requirements for either operating system.
5. Convert to Ubuntu. Again, it’s not easy but if you’ve just been using the XP machine as a secondary computer for your kids this is a very easy solution to implement. You may want to call a local geek for help.
Choosing the Right Tablet for Your Homeschool
Workshop at Faithful Heritage LEAH on April 14, 2014 at Eastport Bible Church in Eastport, NY at 7:30PM (via Skype). More details to come.
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