April 8th’s Patch Tuesday marks:
The end of official Windows XP support.
See eXPired – The Last Windows XP Guide You’ll Ever Need and other XP articles.
Official support ends for Office 2003 too.
Be sure to update them TOMORROW.
Windows 8.1 Update 1 will also be released.
In some of the Geekier forums some folks have reported issues with this update. I don’t know if it’s the update itself, a bad download, or failure to follow the install order (RTM and MDSN had manual downloads).
I would advise folks to either:
1 – Backup their computer before taking this update.
2 – Wait a few days to see what is being said around the web about this update.
All other currently supported Windows will have a few critical updates:
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for April 2014
FYI, Patch Tuesday updates are released around 1300 hrs EST (1000 hrs PST, 1700 hrs UTC).
In addition, Adobe usually release their security updates on Patch Tuesday.
Tomorrow have a look at: http://helpx.adobe.com/security.html