The death of #Windows XP will impact 95 percent of the world’s ATMs


Updated January 24, 2014 ● 965 views

Microsoft's 12-year-old Windows XP operating system powers 95 percent of the world's automated teller machines, according to NCR, the largest ATM supplier in the US. While the idea of Windows powering ATMs may surprise consumers, XP runs in the background powering the software that bank customers interact with to withdraw money. An upcoming Windows XP support change from Microsoft means ATMs will need to be upgraded and modified throughout 2014.

via theverge.com

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