Windows XP was probably the most popular Windows versions Microsoft ever launched, and despite no longer getting any updates since April 2014, way too many devices continue to run it to this day.
Based on third-party share of the market data, over 1 percent from the world’s PCs are still on Windows XP, although the security risks of running such old software tend to be than obvious.
However, if the security risks do not convince quite a few users to upgrade, maybe the always-increasing quantity of apps giving up on support for the operating-system is something that’ll eventually make sure they are a minimum of consider moving to supported Windows.
Now, it’s the turn of Notepad++ to give up on Windows XP, using the dev team explaining that version 7.9.2 may be the last version to operate around the operating system released by Microsoft back in 2001.
As Softpedia’s Windows team noticed, Notepad++ version 7.9.3 no longer operates on Windows XP, so if you’re still about this old operating-system, you’re going to miss on all of the improvements the app should really get from this point.
Microsoft: Upgrade to Windows 10 ASAP
Meanwhile, Microsoft keeps urging everybody to give up on Windows XP and move to a more recent version of the operating system because of obvious reasons.
“After 12 years, support for Windows XP ended April 8, 2014. Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or tech support team for the Windows XP operating system. It is advisable to migrate now to a contemporary operating system. The easiest method to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 10 is to find a new device,” the company says.
“Now it’s time to do this and upgrade to Windows 10. Security updates patch vulnerabilities which may be exploited by malware and help keep users and their data safer. PCs running Windows XP after April 8, 2014, aren’t considered secure.”
The good thing is that Windows XP is gradually going dark, and popular apps giving up on it certainly contribute to its full demise.