The Windows XP one year anniversary is here, marking 365 days since Microsoft officially ended support for its most beloved operating system.
However, despite this, there are millions of machines still using the platform, no doubt owing to its enduring popularity and the fact that so many applications still require XP to run as intended.
But, even the most ardent Windows XP lover must accept the fact that everything must run its course and it's time to move on to pastures new. So, here to offer some guidance, V3 has put together its top 10 alternatives to XP.
10. Move to Windows 8.1
Sure, it hasn't been a popular operating system, but for many the most straight-forward choice will be to move to Windows 8.1, the most up-to-date version of Windows on the market.
It's built around touch interfaces and has been designed to offer a modern computing experience akin to the iPad, but with corporate controls built in as standard to assuage management and security concerns.
The latest incarnation shows that Microsoft listened to user criticism and made some changes, such as adding search and shutdown buttons to the Start screen, bringing back a much-missed element of the previous Windows family.
However, despite the focus on modernity, it's clear that the masses are not impressed and it seems that, with Windows 10 around the corner, Windows 8 and its subsequent upgrades will soon be consigned to the dustbin of history.
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