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http://www.pcworld.com/article/2033606/microsoft-warns-the-end-is-near-for-windows-xp.html
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“You should take action to move off of Windows XP,” Microsoft said Monday. “After April 8, 2014, there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates.” Most XP support for regular consumers ended in 2009, although security updates continue to roll in. But not for long.

If you continue to run Windows XP on your PC, Microsoft says you’re on your own in just under a year. You can probably keep XP going with a good anti-virus package, but that will only protect you from known threats.

Just move on to Vista like us. Did it 6 years ago and still have it running to this day.
Team Vista is fully supported by MS. thumb.gif
Edited by frickfrock999 - 4/9/13 at 8:04am
post #2 of 102
This is good, hopefully people will stop using that obsolete OS. I tried Windows 7 x86 on old and slow Pentium 4 machine and it worked pretty good so I don't see reason to use XP anymore in home. Corporate environment is a different case, some office apps still don't have support for Vista, 7 or 8.
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i am going to shut down all connectivity for my xp system, no internet or networking when this happens.
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Oh no the sky is falling!?



They should just come out with a new version that could be a long term support release, I'm sure a lot of business would gladly pay $50 to keep XP. Because it just works as intended with a lot of the current deployments.
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It doesn't really need a warning from Microsoft. The end of support date is on the Wikipedia page for Windows XP and is published on Microsoft's website. I knew about it and I haven't ran XP for around 5 years rolleyes.gif
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Oh no the sky is falling!?



They should just come out with a new version that could be a long term support release, I'm sure a lot of business would gladly pay $50 to keep XP. Because it just works as intended with a lot of the current deployments.

To be honest, I think 12/13 years is long enough, don't you?
     
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In other news, corporate world buy Microsoft and rename it "XP 4 ever, soft by choice. IT'S NOT A COMB OVER! where's my glasses"

The future came and the past never had a chance.

XP and P4 could probably have outlived any of us. IT does the basic corporate stuff, any future tasks could hav ebeen handled by central computers, the average deskjockey 80 years from now will be doing the samething as the average desk jockey today but with a computer that has more than 99.999999 (go on) power to spare when he or she do the most demanding tasks of the day: Watching 3600p space cat videos while the supervisor is in a meeting.
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post #7 of 102
Makes sense. Either go Linux or Windows 7.
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Most of the XP installations I support are not connected to the internet anyway and only install updates if it fixes a problem they are having (read: Never). Those sites will continue to run XP for a very long time. Hell I have a couple hundred copies of XP just to support 2 customers.
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If you are using a milling machine or a POS system? They don't need the latest and greatest and they don't always use the Embedded version which I have no idea if it's still going to be supported.
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You can't kill XP. My 3 XP machines laugh at MS biggrin.gif
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