Some users are balking at being “forced” to spend more money to upgrade, but they’ve already received a remarkable ROI on XP.
The new Anti-Malware Premium suite unites five technologies under a new interface, including a behavior-based detection engine and a brute-force startup-and-scan tool.
Noted Russian leak website disappears, Twitter account vanishes the day after a Russian national was accused of sharing Microsoft trade secrets
Big mistake: Allegedly used Hotmail, SkyDrive to share trade secrets with French blogger
A seemingly quiet Patch Tuesday lumps a bucket of browser vulnerabilities into one, big item. Windows and Silverlight bugs are also squashed.
And that's BEFORE Microsoft discontinues Windows XP security support on April 8.
Unfortunately, that $50 can't go to the purchase price of the new PC you need to buy to get the gift card.
Dual-booting Android with Windows doesn't make sense, but a Windows Chromebook would be to die for.
Keep your old PC, and keep it safe, with one of these Linux distros. After all, a free, user-friendly OS is better than an old, unsupported one.
You can still buy or build a PC with Windows 7, or possibly downgrade from Windows 8. It just takes a little extra legwork.