The city of Eindhoven will continue to use Windows XP until the end of the year. To do this safely, they have signed a contract with Microsoft.
This will ensure that the city’s computers will be protected until the end of this year. This will cost the city 60,000 euros.
Earlier this week, Microsoft stopped providing updates for older versions of Windows XP. This means that computers still using this operating system are easily susceptible to hackers. In order to prevent this, the city made an agreement with Microsoft.
Eindhoven is not the only city still using Windows XP. The cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht are also still using the Windows XP software.
The city of Eindoven does intend to eventually switch to another operating system.