It is regrettable that Microsoft in order to try to force the sale of junk ware such as windows 8 is stopping patching the XP OS
I don't agree that Windows 8 is junk ware.
I upgraded to Windows 8 awhile ago because of the pending doom of XP.
I am very happy with Windows 8. I won't say it never crashes, but crashes are certainly few and far between. And the operating system is lightweight and extremely nimble.
I've never been one to gripe about how long it takes a computer to load the operating system when the computer starts, but I have to say I am in awe of how quickly Windows 8 loads. It only takes about 20 seconds for the computer to be all ready to go once the power is switched on.
I really don't get why people don't like it. Yes, things are organized a bit differently, but it isn't as if it was hard to figure out the new layout.