One of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s biggest problems has been stragglers who are still using Windows XP and haven’t upgraded to Windows 8 (or even 7, for that matter). That headache is only going to get worse when Microsoft stops supporting XP.
Many have been hesitant to move to 8 because of all the flak Microsoft got when it launched the completely revamped operating system. After all, if you can’t even figure out how to turn the computer off anymore, then you’ve got a big problem. And then there’s the issue of expensive legacy software which will also have to be replaced because newer versions will be needed in order to work with the new operating system. That could turn out to be quite a sizeable expense for many companies, as Tom’s Hardware notes.