Windows XP has been one of the most iconic operating systems Microsoft has ever released. In 2014, Microsoft discontinued XP’s security update and system support, putting a full stop to it.
But, President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, isn’t giving up on Windows XP yet!
Open Media News reported some of the images of Vladimir Putin, which showed him using a computer with Windows XP on it, which can be seen on the monitor screen with an iconic blue bar.
Since Windows XP is discontinued, which makes his personal computer easy to hack, above all, Russian officials are also banned from using any software that is made by any other country than Russia to protect the tech infrastructure from foreign espionage.
The news outlet has also shown Putin using Windows XP on both offices, one in Kremlin and the other in Moscow.
As per the Russian Defense Ministry export control documents cited by the Open Media report, Windows XP was the last OS officially allowed for Russian government offices to use. As of now, officials are getting permission to use Windows 10 in offices only if it doesn’t possess data or cause any security flaw.
Russia is currently working to promote Russian made operating systems and software, and in the future, they’re also planning to replace Apple and Microsoft by 2025 to 2030.
The latest bill has been passed to encourage Russian software companies to make their products and promote Russia to dominate Microsoft and Apple.
The western software house didn’t well take this bill, and tech giants linked with Huawei, Dell, Samsung, Google, Apple, IBM, LG, and others are opposing this bill, as they’re citing the fact that business activity will see significant fluctuations in Russia, especially in consumer electronics and software markets.