U.S. Navy still using Windows XP, paying Microsoft millions to update

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Sunday, June 28, 2015
The United States Navy is still using Windows XP and it is costing millions of dollars a year.

WASHINGTON (WLS) -- The United States Navy is still using Windows XP and it is costing millions of dollars a year.

Microsoft stopped supporting the operating system over a year ago.

Now, the Navy is paying the software company $9 million a year to continue updating Windows XP for its ships.

The Navy says it relies on older computers and programs that require the 14-year-old operating system, but said they eventually plans to replace those computers.

Windows XP first came out in 2001.

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