Tuesday will truly be the end of an era as it will be the date that Microsoft cuts off support for the still massively popular Windows XP operating system.
On April 8th, Microsoft will roll out the final security patches for Windows XP, it includes a critical update for IE6/7/8 and an important patch for the operating system itself.
Beyond the cut-off date, Internet-connected users of Windows XP are expected face big security risks. If you're still using XP, it's high time to move on to a more modern operating system.
Windows XP will receive a "Critical" update for IE6, 7 and 8, according to the summary, and will also get a patch labeled as "Important" on its own. Windows Server 2003 gets the same updates, but the first one is only been labeled as a "Moderate" patch. Office 2003 gets two patches as well. One is called "Critical" and is designed to fix the exploit found to affect all current versions of Word; the other patch has an "Important" label and fixes an issue in Microsoft Publisher 2003.