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#121 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 09:05 PM

Microsoft is cutting the price of XP support, one company got an $82 million discount. There is a required migration plan with milestones to get off xp. Also not available for small businesses or consumers.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 10:23 PM

True. The evil tech giant Microsoft is working with their major customers, those with thousands or tens of thousands of machines, to migrate them off of XP on to WIN 7 or other platforms. The "migrate off" is a key part of the deal.
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Posted 18 April 2014 - 08:17 AM

Right, and while some would say its to get income from sales of the newer os's, these companies have owned windows 7 for years.

And for those that want off XP but need a cheap system that will get updates for a long time, the new version of Ubuntu LTS was just released. Free and will get updates for 5 years though they release new non LTS versions twice a year.


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 04:30 PM

There are industry specific programs that have only just reached compatibility with Windows 7. While it would be nice for all software to remain ahead of the curve there is plenty of mission critical software where if you run it you DO NOT do Windows Update until that software vendor has vetted each update package.
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Posted 18 April 2014 - 06:04 PM

Right, and a lot of those probably aren't, or at least shouldn't have Internet access. Not that helped Iran any.

 

In house developed apps are another problem.

 

At work, we have to basically go against the Patent Office compatibility Matrix. They only list up to XP SP2, IE 6 and Firefox 2 as compatible. And they updated the matrix in 2012.



#126 OFFLINE   Mark Holtz

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 09:18 AM

Just in case you missed all of the previous memos, no more security updates for XP.
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Posted 15 May 2014 - 09:28 AM

At work, we have to basically go against the Patent Office compatibility Matrix. They only list up to XP SP2, IE 6 and Firefox 2 as compatible. And they updated the matrix in 2012.

You mean http://www.uspto.gov...dance/index.jsp ? I'm chuckling because of what's listed including Netscape Navigator (EOL 2008), XP SP2 (EOL 2010), PowerPC Macs (EOS 2006) with no mention of the Intel Macs, and Firefox 2 (EOL 2008).

But, hey, it's your tax dollars at work!
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Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:10 PM

Yeah - about that - The company that my employer is on for my project  is JUST NOW doing the Win7 migration.  And yes, part of it was apps compatibility.


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Posted 26 May 2014 - 07:03 AM

http://betanews.com/...-xp-until-2019/


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