You already know that Microsoft is giving up support for Windows XP operating system from next month, but what you may not know is that if you are also using the IE [Internet Explorer] browser versions IE7 or IE8 on your XP system then you are likewise out of luck with any form of upkeep from Microsoft.
It should be mentioned that both IE7 and IE8 if used on Windows7 or 8 continue to receive fixes for the time being. But if you are an IE6 user – now also more than 12 years old – this version will be retired as from next month, so no more support.
Still determined to stick with XP? At least change browser to either Firefox or Chrome which continue to receive fixes for any bugs showing up.
It truly is surprising how many PC users still cling to XP, but understandable, however the Windows7 operating system has taken up the mantle from XP as reliable and well liked, and it is recommend that XP users change to the new W7 or W8 or even Windows 8.1 to get the most from their PC experience.
As always Kapiti SeniorNet Members know where to come for help if needed, so make the change, be safe, be happy.
Last year for SeniorNet Kapiti was kind of cathartic, liberating and energizing and sending us in modernizing directions whilst maintaining the focus on our main purpose, that of improving the knowledge and skills in computing and communicating for our members.
That will not change for 2013.
But the very media we use – the computer and the proliferating number of communication devices – will see many new and wondrous gadgets coming to market.
There are the edible kind, and the not so edible kinds, which may be stored in your computer.
Let’s talk about the non-edible kind first.
Cookies were developed back in the 1990s by Netscape of early browser fame, and ‘cookies’ was a term in the programming languages for data shared between cooperating pieces of software.
Nowadays cookies are used to make interaction between you and the websites you are visiting easy and fast. From the point of view of the website owner, a cookie makes it possible to remember your Continue reading