Microsoft pulled the plug on Windows XP support on Tuesday and the IE team has put together a fun little game called ‘Escape from Windows XP’ which is a small browser based shooter that, as you would expect, you try to escape Windows XP.
You can check out the browser based game here and it should work with any modern browser. The game is a simple, arcade style, shooter where broken windows of IE6 make up the ‘ground’ that you play on while destroying various bits of XP nostalgia.
Microsoft’s end of support for XP is a big move for the company that supported the OS for more than a decade, as there are still millions of machines using the OS to this day. But, Microsoft has provided plenty of advance notice about the end of support for the OS and has even offered incentives to jump off the obsolete OS.
If you are still looking to upgrade from Windows XP, you can take a look at Windows 8.1 update 1 here and many of the benefits that come with the latest update to Windows 8 and of course, in the near future too, the Start menu will be returning to the OS as well.
At this point, running XP is a risk to your data, as the OS will no longer receive patches from Microsoft unless you are willing to pay an exorbitant amount of money.