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MENAFN - Muscat Daily - 13/04/2014
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(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) After Microsoft ended offering technical assistance and support to users of Windows XP on April 8, 2014, several companies based in Oman are looking at other options.


Tariq Hilal al Barwani, an IT expert and the president and founder of Knowledge Oman, said a lot of users in the sultanate and across the world still use the operating system and have still not upgraded to newer versions of Windows.


''Many people, companies and government offices that are using Windows XP will work and function normally, but, they will not get the latest updates from Microsoft.


''However the main concern is that these computers will be an easy target for hackers.


''Another major problem is that a lot of new hardware and software devicewill not work on computers using XP.''


Barwani also added that since hackers around the world now know that Microsoft will no longer fix security issues in Windows XP, they will be working hard to find flaws and attack systems.


Meanwhile, experts have advised home users to upgrade to the latest version, Windows 8.1, so as to remain secure. For the business and enterprise segment, resellers can provide Windows 7 (only third party support available) and Windows 8.1 for the upgrade process.


An official from a tech company said, ''We were using Windows XP but will change the system to Windows 7 in a few days.


''The lack of security updates for XP will no doubt attract several hackers and we don't want any sensitive information to be leaked

 


Muscat Daily




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