Windows XP vs Windows 8

XP’s infection rate “six times higher” than Windows 8

In a recent article published on, it was reported that Windows XP is 6 times more likely to get infected by a malware virus than Windows 8. In the article (click here to read in full) you can learn more about the dangers of viruses affecting your computer, this is especially important following the news from Microsoft that as of April 2014 they will no longer be supporting Windows XP and Office 2003.

What this means for many users is that these versions will no longer receive automatic security updates. These updates can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software, which can be harmful to your computer and potentially put your personal information at risk.

So what does this mean for you?
Well, if you’re using Windows XP or Office 2003 your PC could become vulnerable to harmful viruses, spyware and other malicious software.

Phone based technical support from Microsoft will no longer be available.

There is potentially a risk of business downtime should something happen that causes the system to fail.

What can you do?
Why not start talking to hardware providers like Farmplan, about upgrading your PC or laptop. Windows 8 and Office 2013 are fully supported and could help improve your software experience. Farmplan software is tested with the latest versions of Windows, so you can rest assured that you can get on with your day to day tasks with no disruption.

Of course with the new versions of Windows and Office, you will receive all the normal support from Microsoft including regular Windows Updates and technical support.

Contact Farmplan today to discuss your system requirements on 01594 545000 or email

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