Vladimir Putin & # 39; still uses outdated Windows XP & # 39;
Vladimir Putin uses & # 39; still outdated Windows XP & # 39; although Microsoft has not issued any updates for it since 2014
- Official Kremlin photos showed Putin at a desktop in the Moscow residence
- The blue taskbar on the screen suggested that Putin still uses the outdated XP
- Microsoft no longer offers support and warns that XP may be more vulnerable
Russian President Vladimir Putin still uses the outdated Windows XP on his official computers, suggesting photos.
A press release from the Kremlin last month showed Putin in his hometown in Moscow, sitting by a screen with an image of the Kremlin as a desktop background.
The clear blue taskbar at the bottom of the screen suggests that the computer was still running Windows XP.
Microsoft stopped offering support for XP in 2014 and warns that computers running the software may be more vulnerable to security risks & # 39; s & # 39 ;.
However, Russia has imposed restrictions on foreign software and according to Putin the regulations of Moscow can prevent an upgrade Open media.
Obsolete: Vladimir Putin is sitting at a computer in his hometown in Moscow, on which Windows XP seems to work, an operating system that no longer receives updates
Windows XP, first released in 2001, was certified for use in the Russian government by the country's Technical and Export Control Service.
However, the latest Windows 10 system is only approved for computers that do not contain state secrets.
That would not be appropriate for Putin, who has access to very secret documents as the head of state of Russia.
The official photos suggest that Putin still uses Windows XP in the Kremlin, as well as his Novo-Ogaryovo residence on the outskirts of Moscow.
Moscow officials have already decided to completely scrap Microsoft and replace it with software made by Russia.
Some government agencies have already switched to the Russian Astra Linux system, but the Kremlin has yet to follow.
Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov gave no further details when he was approached by Open Media.
At work: Kremlin photos showed Putin's computer with a clear blue taskbar at the bottom of the screen, suggesting that the computer was still running Windows XP
Need an upgrade? Microsoft stopped offering support for XP in 2014 and warns that computers running the software may be more vulnerable to security risks & # 39; s & # 39;
The Russian president, 67, has a reputation as a technophobic and has previously claimed that he has no smartphone.
In 2017, he told a group of school children that he hardly used the internet and joked that & # 39; I don't intend to & # 39 ;.
Putin's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, on the other hand, uses an iPhone and has an official Instagram page.
Windows XP turned out to be such a popular operating system that it was maintained longer than planned.
Microsoft finally stopped offering support in 2014 and said it wanted to focus on its newer operating systems.
& # 39; If you continue to use Windows XP now that support has ended, your computer is still working, but may become more vulnerable to security risks & # 39; s and viruses & # 39 ;, the Microsoft website warns.
& # 39; As more software and hardware manufacturers continue to optimize for more recent versions of Windows, you can expect to see more apps and devices that do not work with Windows XP. & # 39;
However, occasional updates are provided to ward off critical hacking attacks.