Originally Posted by Tsumi
Well, not being able to upgrade due to legacy hardware/software and flat out refusing to upgrade are two entirely different things, and legacy systems in general are not connected to the internet.
And if they are, they are usually protected by multiple company firewalls.
When upgrading your software package to function with Windows 7 is a six digit, multi-month productivity-killing slog, the two things are kind of related. I've done several major software package upgrades in my time and let me tell you, they SUCK. Also, I think your assertion that "legacy systems are not generally connected to the internet" is an assertion borne out of inexperience.
As for the firewall comment, of course they are, but that's not a solution to this problem. OS exploits are not blocked by firewalls.