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Haha only cost a few billion dollars. The problem is that, after a time, this would end up becoming an incompatible offshoot of Windows that requires more and more attention from developers (inside AND outside of MS) to Once I used it for a couple of days, the stuff I used most just automagically appeared right there, and if I need to, I can always pin stuff to the If you have XP systems still running on your network (including those used by telecommuters or weekend at-home workers who connect to your corporate network), it's past time to do something

Stop It, Dummy Still Using Windows XP? Forcing the death of an o/s using arbitrary dates is really not needed as hardware technology advances. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged

They'd probably just be upset if a request for $200 popped up. All the companies that still run Windows XP, especially if they have a peer-to-peer network, should definitely upgrade. Microsoft really wants organizations to upgrade so it can forget Windows XP, and punitive fees encourage that. Still there are those savy users who do not fit into any of those categories...they like the XP OS just as others still like Windows 98.

They're intended for large organizations. What actions should they take to minimise their exposure to attack, while they consider their options/save up? Sure, it's a rough couple of days when you're not used to stuff, but if you go cold turkey; don't install crutches to do stuff the old way, you'll find that http://tribe.soapware.com/showthread.php?3603-Windows-XP-security-just-got-worse-again Thanks to Robert_Zanol for this link, I'll be posting it around a lot: http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm

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This is dangerous because Flash, Java and similar plugins are in the front line. Keeping software up to date You will no longer be able to update Windows XP, but that makes it even more important to keep all your other programs up to date. I don't think this is really an issue of pure greed. You could also use it to protect your browser or social networking programs.

That goes for Windows just as much as any other product Microsoft sells. I'm using 7 right now, and would gladly use 8 if it weren't for some stuff that doesn't work in it. Register now! That's just for the first year -- the per-PC price will go up in future years.

Until Microsoft puts out another stable and infinitely customizable OS, I'm sticking with XP.

April 11, 2014 Naman Sood kell said: Microsoft puts out another stable and infinitely customizable OS Windows navigate here Related How to Get Windows 10 How to Get Windows 10 On Tuesday, Microsoft officially stopped providing updates to Microsoft Security Essentials for XP. Exorbitant Pricing More than 27% of computers on the Internet still run Windows XP. You should therefore visit Mozilla's Check Your Plugins page.

So they have to develop patches for Windows XP, Vista, and 7? You've said goodbye to XP, which first launched in 2001, and embraced a more modern OS, like Windows 7 or Windows 8. Microsoft has been pleading with customers to upgrade to a new OS for years, so you can't say you weren't warned about this. Check This Out Most people buy new cars more often than every 10 years; I don't think it's out of the question to ask them to replace their computers at least as often.


Business and government are always slow to make changes...it's the nature of the beast. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. If I didn't reply to you within 48 hours, please send me a PM.

Its main purpose it to improve privacy, but it also makes browsing more secure.

computers are not supposed to last forever. All the great software is written for Windows. Luckily, there's one free way for Windows XP users to get security updates -- upgrade to Linux. If you only need to read or create relatively simple documents, the free and open source LibreOffice may be a viable alternative.

And on the browser front; yes, you really need IE 10 or newer for much of the modern web. Generally, I prefer Firefox, as it consumes far fewer resources than Chrome, handles more tabs, and doesn't crash as often. On the other hand, the high prices encourage organizations to move away from Windows XP as quickly as possible. this contact form Back to top #6 JohnC_21 JohnC_21 Members 16,285 posts OFFLINE Local time:01:51 PM Posted 18 July 2015 - 08:28 AM I think Bitdefender Free can stand up to a lot

There are plenty of free replacements: see the Best Free Antivirus Software section at Tech Support Alert (aka Gizmo's). Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Pay up!" This could be a minimal fee to continue suppling updates (that they are making for the Big Boys anyway), this would increase their bottom line and keep (most) everybody The system returned: (22) Invalid argument The remote host or network may be down.

So you buy the basic O/S, which you don't really see unless you like mucking about in your systems anyway, which you then pick and chose the various feature for. Back to top -- SOAPware Tribe Theme -- Default Mobile Style 본문 바로가기 블로그 혀누's 블로그 검색 MY메뉴 열기 기사 Windows XP security just got worse again 댓글0 혀누 이웃추가 | Read More Microsoft has stressed that the two tools were never enough to defend the ageing OS, warning: "Any PC running Windows XP after April 8, 2014 should not be considered Microsoft on April 8, 2014 officially ended support for XP, meaning it stopped rolling out security updates for the aging OS.

While yes, MS still earns significant profits, They have to earn a profit on every product, which means not supporting obsolete products forever. Also, if a person is running XP pro, I believe one can make it very secure if they take the time to do some research but few people are going to It's an issue of maintaining separate code bases. However, only the Pro version (€15 per year) lets you run multiple sandboxes at the same time.

The only instrument with a mouthpiece big enough for me. Connect with him on Google+. RSS ALL ARTICLES FEATURES ONLY TRIVIA Search How-To Geek Microsoft is Still Making Security Updates for Windows XP, But You Can't Have Them Windows XP isn't dead and buried yet. As for their "updates", they broke stuff all the time.

Yeah, right.