Cost for continued Windows XP support said to double this year
Posted on: 02/19/2015 08:04 AM

If you're a part of a business that still uses Windows XP and has been paying Microsoft to offer continued support, get ready to shell out the big bucks

Cost for continued Windows XP support said to double this year


From Neowin:
Windows XP, in the minds of many, still remains the greatest operating system to ever grace the PCs of the world. Windows XP was indeed an excellent OS, but the software support for it ended last year after XP celebrated its 13-year anniversary. As a result, Microsoft only allows continued support for businesses for a fee, which is said to jump up sometime in April of this year.

As it stands, commercial users of Windows XP pay around $200 per PC annually to see software support for the now-retired OS, but in two months the cost of support is expected to jump to $400 per PC annually, with a possible cap of $500,000 for an entire business should the number of supported PCs exceed the half-million dollar mark. As of this moment, the annual cap sits at $250,000.



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