"Even though I do not use Windows XP, I still think that it is rather selfish to suddenly stop providing services to people who still use it."
XP is almost 13 years old; I think it's entirely fair for Microsoft to call EOL on it, given that there have been 3 major upgrades since then. How long should a company continue to support an old product in order to not be selfish, in your opinion?
We should share that number with, well, every other company who EOLs products, and see if they agree?
I wrote an article in my company's newsletter pointing out that XP is not safe to run. I did point out some ways to run it, such as disconnected from the internet, but stressed that if you have an XP machine you should really start thinking about replacing it. I had a few people say I scared them. That wasn't my intent but I couldn't just tell them not to worry, it will be all fine. XP is unlike any other MS OS in that is still widely used in business. That is exactly why it will be a target hor hackers.
I bet everyone is surprised about this one. Well, it didn't take long for XP to be exploited, or more precisely, IE on XP. IE on all the supported OS's will be patched but I agree with just about everyone who has responded. Use another browser.