April 8. 2014: Windows XP out of service! And than, move to Windows 8.1? In just 31 day's Windows XP will be totally out of service from Microsoft which includes also a stop of any more Security Updates for that old OS! The question is: Will that triggers to an huge move of the old XP User's to Windows 8.1? Or would even some (or many!) "just" move to Windows 7? According to some News from Germany, between 11-30% of the PC users still using Windows XP today! And that not in the private sector only, also the SME sector is still using that old OS in quite an percentage! There quite a lot complaints from Users (of this forum) regarding Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 for various reasons, some of them truly understandable! But, would that complaints prohibit many of those old XP users to move to Windows 8.1? Some for sure will admit that (in post's of this forum, true or not!)! Question here would be: what's an really reliable alternative? Linux? Let face the truth: Linux isn't bad and has some advantages over the "traditional" Windows system, no doubt with that! But: Linux isn't that easy to use an Windows! Means the user of Linux will need quite to learn a lot to get most out of that OS! And in business environment it's just Windows OS's in over 90% of use! OS-X? Firstly would need Hardware changes to an much more expensive system. Everything what is having the Apple symbol cost's mainly double of what the "normal" PC's are cost! Secondly compatibility, special hardware! What's working on and with an PC didn't means that it will work with OS-X! That just 2 of more problems to come in case of move to OS-X! Android: (is also a Linux Distro) Not very useful now for powerful machines even it's excellent for Tablet Computers. And Android is a Touchscreen OS, which could work well with the use of Keyboard and Mouse! Chrome OS, Rapsberry etc., we didn't need to talk about, me think! And that brings back the question: What is the way we'll/need/want to go?