Microsoft ends support for Windows XP on Tuesday

Microsoft has decided to stop providing support for its popular operating system, Windows XP, after a 12-year successful run. Technical assistance that helps protect your PC will end for all individual and professional subscribers across the world beginning April 8. Microsoft's decision to end their Windows XP support has created ripples across the globe as a study shows the OS still makes up for almost 30% of the desktop market. "Microsoft has provided support for Windows XP for the past 12 years. But now the time has come for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources toward supporting more recent technologies so that we can continue to deliver great new experiences," Microsoft said in a statement.

What is Windows XP end of support? Microsoft provided support for Windows XP for the past 12 years. But the time came for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources toward supporting more recent technologies so that we can continue to deliver great new experiences. As a result, technical assistance for Windows XP is no longer available, including automatic updates that help protect your PC.

Microsoft has also stopped providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows XP. If you already have Microsoft Security Essentials installed, you'll continue to receive antimalware signature updates for a limited time. However, please note that Microsoft Security Essentials (or any other antivirus software) will have limited effectiveness on PCs that do not have the latest security updates. This means that PCs running Windows XP will not be secure and will still be at risk for infection.

What happens if I continue to use Windows XP? If you continue to use Windows XP now that support has ended, your computer will still work but it might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Internet Explorer 8 is also no longer supported, so if your Windows XP PC is connected to the Internet and you use Internet Explorer 8 to surf the web, you might be exposing your PC to additional threats. Also, as more software and hardware manufacturers continue to optimize for more recent versions of Windows, you can expect to encounter more apps and devices that do not work with Windows XP.

Listen up, XP users: Stuff’s about to get real. Okay, all you Windows XP users – and, by now, you know who you are.  The security threat to your computer could get uncomfortably real next week. Microsoft is set to release its next series of routine security patches on Tuesday, and for the first time, it won’t be releasing any patches for the 13-year-old operating system known as Windows XP, according to veteran security blogger Graham Cluley. “In all probability,” Cluley warned on his blog today, “there will be Windows vulnerabilities fixed on that day which will remain unpatched on the unloved Windows XP platform.” “And it would be no surprise at all if malicious hackers reverse-engineered Microsoft’s fixes and explored how to exploit on Windows XP security flaws that are fixed on the likes of Windows 7.”

It’s not that XP users haven’t been warned. As we’ve reported before, Microsoft has been telling everyone for months that, as of this spring, it would no longer issue security updates for the aging, but still widely used XP version of its flagship Windows operating system – even though XP is still running on tens of millions of personal computers around the world. But Microsoft backtracked from its self-imposed April 8 deadline, when it responded last week to a new and dangerous vulnerability involving its Internet Explorer web browser.  Microsoft distributed a set of software patches to fix that problem on May 1, and it deemed the threat so severe that it decided to include a patch for computers running Explorer on XP.

As a Microsoft security official noted, the company is still encouraging users to upgrade to a newer, more secure operating system. And now Cluley is arguing that it’s time for Microsoft to show some tough love. Providing further patches for XP is only encouraging people to put off a needed upgrade, he writes. “I’m not saying it’s going to be pretty,” Cluley added, but: “It’s time for the world to get rid of Windows XP. And it’s time for Microsoft to make an honest clean break and not release any more fixes for XP.”

For those of you who claim that you can't afford to upgrade your computer but have a smart phone. Do you spend hundreds of dollars each year on the latest smart phone, which sometimes only has a few upgrades from last year’s model? Window XP was released 13 years ago. Microsoft has released three newer operating systems since then. For those of you who don't like the newer operating systems, aren’t there some features on every new phone that you don't like or must get used to? If you can afford a new phone, you can afford a new version of Windows. Even a whole new computer can be bought for less than your new phone (without an upgrade or new contract). Either upgrade your computer or deal with the hackers.

Get a new PC, if your current PC can't run Windows 8.1, it might be time to consider shopping for a new one. Be sure to explore our great selection of new PCs. They're more powerful, lightweight, and stylish than ever before—and with an average price that's considerably less expensive than the average PC was 12 years ago.

How do I move all my Windows XP stuff to a new PC?

You can move your Windows XP stuff with Laplink, a free data migration solution that will walk you through all the steps to getting your files, settings, and user profiles from your Windows XP PC to your new Windows laptop, desktop, or tablet. (Note that you will need your Windows XP PC to migrate your data, and you can only migrate to a PC running Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1.)


King Pigeons is one of the most beautiful pegion among all the pigeon breeds of Bangladesh. The King is a breed of pigeon developed over many years of selective breeding primarily as a utility breed. Kings along with other varieties of domesticated pigeons are all descendants from the Rock Pigeon. The breed is known for large size and suitability for squab production. The look is very similar to Whet hen. As you can see the body of it is completely round in shape, which makes it very cute. From its look it seems to be a fat pigeon, but it is not fat rather than fluffy. As you can see its height is greater than its length, may be this could be the reason than it is named KING. King pigeon along with other varieties of domesticated pigeons are all descendants from the Rock Pigeon. The breed is known for large size and suitability for squab production. The King today remains one of the most popular show birds in the States and abroad. It is found in even more colors and patterns. The breed also has a variety bred for exhibition purposes at pigeon shows. It is called the Show King to distinguish it from the purely utility variety. The Show King is dual purpose and can be used for squab raising. The King is a dual purpose breed that originated in the United States. They were developed during the 1890s by crossing four older varieties. The Duchess for grace, The Homer for alertness, The Maltese for compactness and style: the Runt for body and size.

Rock Doves have been domesticated for several thousand years, giving rise to the domestic pigeon.  As well as food and pets, domesticated pigeons are used as homing pigeons. They were in the past also used as carrier pigeons, and so-called war pigeons have played significant roles during wartime, with many pigeons having received bravery awards and medals for their services in saving hundreds of human lives. The Rock Dove or Rock Pigeon is a member of the bird family Columbidae (doves and pigeons). In common usage, this bird is often simply referred to as the "pigeon". The species includes the domestic pigeon (including the fancy pigeon), and escaped domestic pigeons have given rise to feral populations around the world.

White Gold of Bangladesh, Bagda or Prawn Fish

Black Prawn is one of export oriented product in Bangladesh. These exported in many countries of this world specifically in Europe, America and some Asian country. There was a time it was one of the top most exported product in Bangladesh. These are mostly farmed in our Khulna Division, Barisal Division, Chittagong Division and Satkhira District. Most of the people there earn their livelihood by farming these. Our countries weather is very favorable for farming these. It is very tasty and nutritious fish. Lot of people love to eat these in their lunch or dinner as curry. These are mainly farmed in salty water near river and sea flow by barricade. So these can be farmed until we have these salty water river and sea flow.

A freshwater prawn farm is an aquaculture business designed to raise and produce freshwater prawns or shrimp1 for human consumption. Freshwater prawn farming shares many characteristics with and many of the same problems as, marine shrimp farming. Unique problems are introduced by the developmental life cycle of the main species (the giant river prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii).

Lifecycle of White Gold or Prawn Fish:

Prawns can live for two to three years. They mature at about six to eight months of age, and spawning occurs in offshore waters. King prawns tend to spawn throughout the year while tiger prawns mainly spawn during spring and summer. A single prawn can spawn more than once in any one year. The female releases hundreds of thousands of eggs.

Fertilised eggs hatch within 24 hours and larvae spend time floating in the water, developing through a number of stages, as they drift shoreward to shallow, hypersaline (highly salty) waters. When they reach these shallow waters, they’re called ‘postlarvae’, and are ready to settle on the bottom, where they develop into juvenile prawns.

They remain in the nursery areas for up to six months before they reach a size (near their size at maturity) when physiological changes demand they move back to oceanic waters to mate and spawn, completing their lifecycle. 

During this migration, the prawns enter the trawling grounds (mainly sandy or muddy-bottomed areas) where they can first be caught commercially. These areas are generally offshore, in waters 10 to 30 m deep. This migration takes place in summer and autumn each year and is known in the industry as ‘recruitment’.

Diet of Prawn or White Gold or Bagda Fish:

Prawns eat plant material, decaying organic matter, micro-organisms, small shellfish and worms. King prawns are sensitive to light so they bury themselves during the day and feed actively at night. Tiger prawns tend to be active day and night.

Prawn of World:

Prawn is a common name for large swimming crustaceans, particularly in Britain and Commonwealth nations, and are also called shrimp. Significant commercial species valued for food tend to be large, and thus tend to be called prawns. Shrimp that fall in this category often belong to the suborder Dendrobranchiata. The term is used less frequently in North America, and typically for freshwater shrimp.

In the United Kingdom prawn is more common on menus than shrimp, while the opposite is the case in the United States. The term prawn also loosely describes any large shrimp, especially those that come 15 (or fewer) to the pound (such as king prawns or jumbo shrimp).

Bangladeshi Mugger Crocodile

The mugger crocodile is a Bangladeshi crocodile and it’s found beside river in Sundarban of Bangladesh. The mugger crocodile can be found some near country of Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, the southern tip of Iran, and probably in Indo-China and at one point, even in Southern Iraq. It is one of the three crocodilians found in Bangladesh, the others being the gharial and the saltwater crocodile. It is a medium sized crocodile that mostly inhabits freshwater lakes, ponds, sluggish rivers, swamps and marshes. Males of the species may grow 4 m (13 ft) to 4.5 m (15 ft) in length, but rarely exceed 3.7 m (12 ft). As with other crocodilians, females are smaller. The mugger crocodile has the broadest snout of any extant crocodile, giving it an alligator-like appearance. It is a more heavily armored species with enlarged scutes around the neck. Adults are dark grey or brown, while hatchlings are tan colored.

The Bangladeshi Mugger Crocodile:

The Bangladeshi Mugger Crocodile is a skilled predator that preys on a variety of species. Like other crocodilians they are ambush hunters and wait for their prey to come close. They wait camouflaged in the murky waters to launch the attack in the suitable moment. They mostly prey on fish, reptiles, birds and mammals. Reproduction takes place in winter months. Females lay eggs in nests that are holes dug in the sand. Temperature during incubation is the determinant of sex in the young. The mugger crocodile possesses the size to be a serious threat to humans but are not as aggressive as some other species, such as the sympatric saltwater crocodiles. They are also observed to usually avoid areas with saltwater crocodiles. Muggers are fairly social species and tolerate their conspecifics during basking and feeding.

Characteristics of Bangladeshi Crocodile:

The mugger crocodile is very dangers when they hunt. It’s like a torpedo in water. Being a giant reptile, the mugger crocodile eats fish, other reptiles and small mammals, such as monkeys. In fact, most vertebrates that approach to drink are potential prey, and may suffer being seized and dragged into the water to be drowned and devoured at leisure. Large adults will sometimes prey on large mammals such as deer, including the 225-kg sambar deer, and the 450-kg domestic water buffalo. Mugger crocodiles have 19 upper teeth on each side; a snout that is 1 to 1½ as long as broad at the base; a rough head but without any ridges; mandibular symphysis extending to the level of the fourth or fifth tooth; pre-maxillo-maxillary suture, on the palate, transverse, nearly straight, or curved forwards; and nasal bones separating the pnemaxillaries above. Four large nuchals forming a square, with a smaller one on each side; two pairs of smaller nuchals on a transverse series behind the occiput. Dorsal shield well separated from the nuchal, the scutes usually in 4, rarely in 6, longitudinal series, those of the two median usually considerably broader than long; 16 or 17 transverse series. Scales on limbs keeled. Fingers webbed at the base; outer toes extensively webbed. A serrated fringe on the outer edge of the leg. Adult blackish olive above: young pale olive, dotted and spotted with black.

The Bangladeshi Mugger Crocodile can achieve speed of around 8 mph over a short distance in pursuit of prey. They can swim much faster than they can run—achieving speeds of 10 to 12 mph in short bursts—and can cruise at about 1 to 2 mph.

Crocodiles of World:

Crocodiles (subfamily Crocodylinae) or true crocodiles are large aquatic reptiles that live throughout the tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Crocodylinae, in which all its members are considered true crocodiles, is classified as a biological subfamily. A broader sense of the term crocodile, Crocodylidae that includes Tomistoma, is not used in this article. The term crocodile here applies only to the species within the subfamily of Crocodylinae. The term is sometimes used even more loosely to include all extant members of the order Crocodilia, which includes Tomistoma, the alligators and caimans (family Alligatoridae), the gharials (family Gavialidae), and all other living and fossil Crocodylomorpha.

Although they appear to be similar to the untrained eye, crocodiles, alligators and the gharial belong to separate biological families. The gharial having a narrow snout is easier to distinguish, while morphological differences are more difficult to spot in crocodiles and alligators. The most obvious external differences are visible in the head with crocodiles having narrower and longer heads, with a more V-shaped than a U-shaped snout compared to alligators and caimans. Another obvious trait is the upper and lower jaws of the crocodiles are the same width, and teeth in the lower jaw fall along the edge or outside the upper jaw when the mouth is closed; therefore all teeth are visible unlike an alligator; which possesses small depressions in the upper jaw where the lower teeth fit into. Also when the crocodile's mouth is closed, the large fourth tooth in the lower jaw fits into a constriction in the upper jaw. For hard-to-distinguish specimens, the protruding tooth is the most reliable feature to define the family, the species belongs to. Crocodiles have more webbing on the toes of the hind feet and can better tolerate saltwater due to specialized salt glands for filtering out salt, which are present but non-functioning in alligators. Another trait that separates crocodiles from other crocodilians is their much higher levels of aggression.

Crocodile size, morphology, behavior and ecology somewhat differs between species. However, they have many similarities in these areas as well. All crocodiles are semiaquatic and tend to congregate in freshwater habitats such as rivers, lakes, wetlands and sometimes in brackish water and saltwater. They are carnivorous animals, feeding mostly on vertebrates such as fish, reptiles, birds and mammals, and sometimes on invertebrates such as molluscs and crustaceans, depending on species and age. All crocodiles are tropical species that unlike alligators, are very sensitive to cold. They first separated from other crocodilians during the Eocene epoch, about 55 million years ago. Many species are at the risk of extinction, some being classified as critically endangered.

Crocodile is a dangers animal in water without extra safety you don’t swim on water of Sundarban. It’s like a torpedo in water.