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[TR] Microsoft warns it'll hand out zero days for Windows XP

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Microsoft has a Windows XP problem: people still like it and aren't willing to upgrade just yet. So it's warning users that if they don’t upgrade soon, each new Patch Tuesday will gift a new series of vulnerabilities to the hacking community.

The title reads like click-bait, but the points made in the article are valid. There is indeed a problem here.
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HAHA Nice.... hopefully might get some I know still using XP and will move on.

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why use XP while win7 is out??


then again business PCs could care less about M$ warning
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Well technically it really isn't a zero day exploit, as Microsoft would know about it, they just choose not to patch it to make people move on.
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Originally Posted by Eggs and bacon View Post

Well technically it really isn't a zero day exploit, as Microsoft would know about it, they just choose not to patch it to make people move on.

this is microsoft saying "hey big corporations, buy new goddamn systems now. we arent supporting your dinosaurs anymore"
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Windows XP runs like a dog on more modern hardware. Switching to Windows 7 with my old Core2Duo felt like a huge leap in performance. I don't get why business's are so hesitant to upgrade. Windows 7 is still available for business pc's...
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Originally Posted by Papadope View Post

Windows XP runs like a dog on more modern hardware. Switching to Windows 7 with my old Core2Duo felt like a huge leap in performance. I don't get why business's are so hesitant to upgrade. Windows 7 is still available for business pc's...
There's a fair number of older programs that aren't very compatible with Windows 7. There are new versions that are, but upgrading the OS then requires multiple new software licenses. Then there's training for the new versions.

TL;DR: They consider the upgrade more expensive than the lost productivity.
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This might come as a shock to some people but M$ is in business to make money. They don't get paid to write patches. M$ actually is quite generous supporting software for ten years or, in the case of XP, more. M$ makes it known upfront that there will be an EOL on their OSes so no one has any room to complain. If anyone or any business doesn't plan ahead for the inevitable need to upgrade, they have no room to complain.
   
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Windows 8 is fully available plus its been 3 iterations of windows since XP. Why even use it?
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Wait, So they are purposly maliciously handing out exploits to people to use against windows Xp, doesn't that come under you know, Damaging control, Piracy terrorism, something along the lines, I'm sure theres a word for it i just can't think of it.
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