PCAuthority is reporting that Microsoft will end support for the Windows XP operating system on April 14.
The company said it will continue to provide free security fixes for XP until 2014. But any future bugs will not be fixed unless customers pay for additional support.
Microsoft is scheduled to release its latest operating system – Windows 7 – later this year.
Microsoft is now no longer offering mainstream support for its most widely used product. Windows XP accounts for 63% of all Internet connected computers, while Microsoft Vista – XP’s unpopular successor – makes up 24%.