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Half of IT pros plan to use XP after support ends

Microsoft plans to discontinue support for Windows XP in April 2014. Regardless, 48 percent of IT professionals say they'll carry on using it.

About half of IT professionals intend to carry on using Windows XP even after extended support for the venerable operating system ends in 2014, according to a survey.

The survey, carried out by Dimension Consulting on behalf of Dell's Kace systems management appliance business, quoted 48 percent of respondents as saying they would continue to use XP without support, while 47 percent said they would upgrade when support for XP is discontinued after April 8, 2014. After that date, no further security updates will be issued for the OS.

Read more of "Half of IT pros plan to use XP after support ends" at ZDNet UK.