The word proactive no longer describes consumer behavior when it comes to technology.
We have blogged here multiple times about the lack of concern for privacy, security, or identity protection as users do nothing until they lose something, are attached, or have their accounts compromised. And the year-long end of life warnings from Microsoft are no exception.
To assume that anyone will heed warnings or change behavior is folly.
So it goes with XP. But the remaining fallacy of the argument is that XP’s creators have failed to provide any alternative except, maybe. Windows 7 – which, incidentally, is not shipped with new computers and laptops any more.
And Windows 8. Don’t get me started. But with Metro disabled or crippled on a machine, its a slightly slicker version of Windows 7 when you take your own customized steps to improve your own access to the tools and features that you really need.
Thanks to CNBC