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Windows XP making main news on Belgian Radio stations

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Windows XP making main news on Belgian Radio stations


    Hi there.

    The imminent demise of Windows XP (tomorrow) is being mentioned regularly on several main Belgian Radio stations - including even the Classical Music station KLARA -- not normally known for its involvement with anything remotely technical - especially where computers are concerned.

    It's warning people that as from tomorrow it's no longer supported and users should upgrade as soon as possible.

    Never heard this type of stuff before as a main News item on a National Radio station. !!

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Last edited by Brink; 07 Apr 2014 at 11:11. Reason: moved thread

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    Nothing like a bunch of media hype to generate revenues, but would MS stoop to such antics?
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    No doubt more fud bought and paid for by ms central....
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    If MS really wanted to screw XP customers, they could just cancel their License. As you don't own the Software you just have a License to use it and there is probably some clause in the EULA for that.

    Jim
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Quote Originally Posted by The GuyBeforeMe
    If MS really wanted to screw XP customers, they could just cancel their License.
    That would royally piss people off, but since they are killing off XP, they are basically forfeiting their interest in it, financial and creative. That's what they did for Media Player 6.4, giving rise to MPC-HC. I really don't think they CAN renege the liscence, they either own it and are maintaining it, or basically we can do anything we want with it now.

    The last 3 puters I've repaired have been XP, they Update Server is still live, I'll keep using it until it's shut down, but by now, someone has packed up all the most important updates and is maybe going to offer them on a site. They did that with Windows 98, they even made it so Windows 98 plugged into their Update server, they set it up so 98 would update through their site. I used that for a year after 98 went down, cos Windows ME was almost as bad as Vistpoop. But MS vindicated themselves with Windows 2000.
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    I really wish that would happen here in the States so people can be ACTUALLY aware of such...
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    In the German news there is also a lot of chatter about the future of the Microsoft systems. The German goverment made the news warning people to move to Windows 8. This is the only report in English I have seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    In the German news there is also a lot of chatter about the future of the Microsoft systems. The German goverment made the news warning people to move to Windows 8. This is the only report in English I have seen.
    After the German government advised not to?...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    In the German news there is also a lot of chatter about the future of the Microsoft systems. The German goverment made the news warning people to move to Windows 8. This is the only report in English I have seen.
    After the German government advised not to?...
    I guess it was directed at the goverment agencies for security reasons. But since it made such a big noise in the general news, you wonder how many people feel inclined to follow that advice.

    I personally can care less. I have nothing to hide.
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    The NSA affair has gotten way out of hand. Our founding fathers would roll in their graves if they could hear what's going on today.

    The NSA doesn't need a back door. They go through the front.
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