Windows XP has been extremely popular over the years. In fact, it has been in use now for more than 12 years. Windows XP was released in 2001 and has been widely popular. However, on April 8th, 2014 XP's reign is over.
On April 8, 2014 your Windows XP operating system will no longer be supported by Microsoft. That means no more security updates, upgrades, or ongoing support of any type. It means, your computer will eventually become less and less secure as time goes on. The Internet Explorer web browser you use to check your bank account will eventually become unsecure. Your irreplaceable precious pictures, movies, and important documents will become unsecure. All the things you do on your computer become less secure and at some point it will be best if you stop using it all together due to security risks.
Windows 7 was released in 2009 and Windows 8 in August of 2012. This means you've had 5 years to purchase a new computer or at the very least upgrade your computer to a newer operating system. If you are still using your original computer that came with Windows XP you should consider yourself very lucky. Not only that, it's safe to say you got some serious bang for the buck on that purchase!
The time has come to purchase a new computer. Your online security is priority. Remember, in this digital age your online life overlaps with your real everyday life. Make the upgrade to a newer operating system and improve your online security.
For more information about the death of Windows XP visit Microsoft's end of support webpage.