So...I've been (finally) checking out 7 . I fucking hate it. The interface is okay, and I've been getting used to that. But the differences in function, apparently mainly for 'sharing' shit, and then some other things...that I'll never ever use....suck.
So I looked up why XP might be vulnerable. Here this guy Tim Rains says, "When Microsoft releases a security update, security researchers and criminals will often times reverse engineer the security update in short order in an effort to identify the specific section of code that contains the vulnerability addressed by the update." Now, if no security updates are released, then this issue disappears, right?
So then he goes on to talk about browser and document readers. The only web-interactive document reader I use is Foxit. The critical places I visit are my bank, ebay/paypal, netflix...that's about it. I don't watch much porn, I visit two forums here included, I don't do any online services like Steam or ANYthing. And that's about it. How vulnerable can I be?
Also, will XP soon be less desirable because of its minority in the market place?
I'm asking here because I don't feel like trawling through loads of MS and whatever sites on this thing, and that people like Arby (and surely Aaron, though I doubt he'll even see this) are in the know.