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They have known about the xp end of life for how long?

welcome to the public sector.
 
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XP needs to die... now.
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Ugh.
Too many devices are still using XP Embedded edition like ATMS and Point of Service (POS) cash registers.

Meanwhile, I am trying to decide which Linux distro to install on my legacy Pentium M-era Toshiba.
Current hardware: Pentium M 'Dothan' 2.0 Ghz, 2 GB DDR 266, ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 32MB, 160 GB 5400 RPM HDD (might replace with a PATA SSD or PATA to Compact Flash reader)

The contenders are Linux Mint, Lubuntu/Xubuntu, or Puppy Linux. I plan on testing out each by booting off a live CD.
Thoughts?

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/radiorahim/2014/04/rip-windows-xp-2001-2014-what-can-you-do-now
Edited by elreyhorus - 4/6/14 at 8:34am
    
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The US Military finally finished upgrading to Windows 7 and Office 2010. Thank GOD! I can now make .ppt's that are actual .ppt's! Oh but the system only works every other day!!!
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Governments: Failing to heed warnings since Ungah Bungah left his cave and got eaten
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The US Military finally finished upgrading to Windows 7 and Office 2010. Thank GOD! I can now make .ppt's that are actual .ppt's! Oh but the system only works every other day!!!
This. Stability is as crucial as uptime in service-oriented organizations and many applications have still not been updated to be compatible with newer windows.
    
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Hows about pay some devs to develop something you want using linux with that money?
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Hows about pay some devs to develop something you want using linux with that money?

Because Linux is expensive? Sounds like an oxymoron, but if you want Linux support, you will pay for it and it will cost more than Microsoft. Windows and even OS X are better for business computers because of the relative ease of support.
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The problem isn't just updating them to newer windows, they'd have to spend on updating the hardware as well, not to mention training employees to use the new interface. All that sums up to a larger costs.


Cant we just privatise the public sector and get on with it wink.gif
Edited by Pip Boy - 4/6/14 at 12:38pm
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It probably would have been much cheaper to just upgrade to Windows 7/8.

not only would be twice as expensive to upgrade a lot of times it's flat out incompatible because the software is usually SPECIFICALLY programed for XP and XP ONLY. so not only do you have to update the OS you have to update a bit of hardware THEN have your ultra expensive software entirely reprogrammed for 7 or 8 all on an enterprise level.
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