Most corporations still use Windows XP and ccording to a Reuters report about 95 percent of the world's ATMs still use Windows XP!
Greedy Microsoft had hoped all corporate Windows users would have purchased Windows 7 (or better still Win 8) by now. They haven’t.
In hopes of collecting upgrade fees from corporations, Microsoft announced three months ago that the ‘tried and true’ Windows XP would no longer be supported.
Windows XP was the first operating system from Microsoft that didn’t run at a snails pace (Windows 95) or didn’t have an inordinate number of serious bugs (Windows Millennium).
Besides the payments to Microsoft, it would collectively cost corporations billions in retraining costs.
That same Reuters article reports that Windows XP currently supports around 95 percent of the world's ATMs.
An incentive to save the Microsoft upgrade fees and the retraining costs is the knowledge that Windows XP is viewed by corporations as solid and “battle hardened.” If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.