SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft is counting down the days until it is through with the Windows XP operating system for personal computers.
The US software titan used a blog post to remind the world that in two years it will no longer support the generations-old operating system that people have clung to despite the releases of successors Vista and Windows 7.
“We want to acknowledge the two-year countdown to the end of Windows XP and Office 2003 support,” said Microsoft marketing director Stella Chernyak.
“Windows XP and Office 2003 were great software releases for their time, but the technology environment has shifted.”
She advised computer users, particularly businesses, to begin “migrating” machines to the latest versions of the programs well before Microsoft puts XP to rest on April 8, 2014.
Trump ‘is a first-degree mass murderer’ and ‘the most successful bio-terrorist’ in history: Famed psychologist
The English edition of Der Spiegel continues with this damningly accurate description of America in the Age of Trump:
Nobel economist says he’s done the math — and the risk Trump and McConnell pose to the economy is ‘terrifying’
Very much a student of New Deal economics, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has often stressed that helping the unemployed during an economic downturn not only helps those who are out of work — it also benefits the economy on the whole. Krugman made that point many times during the Great Recession, and in a column published this week, the liberal economist warns that the “coronavirus recession of 2020” will become even worse if unemployed Americans don’t receive the help that they need.
‘Friday Night Massacre’ at US Postal Service as Postmaster General—a major Trump donor—ousts top officials
Government watchdogs, Democratic lawmakers, and pro-democracy advocates declared it a "Friday Night Massacre" for the U.S. Postal Service after news broke in a classic end-of-the-week dump that Louis DeJoy—a major GOP donor to President Donald Trump and the recently appointed Postmaster General—had issued a sweeping overhaul of the agency, including the ouster of top executives from key posts and the reshuffling of more than two dozen other officials and operational managers.
According to the Washington Post: