Your computer operating system is the foundation on which all your software applications and data likely reside. The pyramid below is a representation of a typical computer or server:

You know the drill: all computers should be kept current with regard to updates, patches, and service packs. That being said… computer companies eventually discontinue support on their older products.

Maybe you are the frugal type. The truth is, take frugality too far when it comes to your computer software, and you may be missing improvements in efficiency, reliability, and security.