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XP - One Year To Go

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    Expert on Windows XP’s Retirement: The Next Two Months Are Critical

    Windows XP will stop receiving support as of April 8, 2014, but only a few users and businesses seem to get Microsoft’s message to upgrade to a newer OS.

    But according to Kevin Beadon, head of workspace & mobility at GlassHouse Technologies, the next two months are critical for the Windows XP transition, as many businesses and end-users could run out of time if they don’t decide to upgrade anytime soon.

    “Those that fail to implement a migration or contingency plan over the next couple of months will risk not being able to move their applications in time and come next April’s cut off point, may face compliance issues,” he told to ComputerWeekly.
    Expert on Windows XP?s Retirement: The Next Two Months Are Critical

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  2. #52


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there.

    Again the old "Ya Ya" of -- Don't run an old OS - because there won't be any security updates --- Isn't it about time that people like Ms should understand that there are literally MILLIONS of XP systems around the world that run old Engineering / Laboratory / robust Industrial hardware on often dedicated systems where it doesn't matter TWO HOOTS whether any updates are provided for the OS or not.

    I'll bet the so called experts in the article posted above probably don't even know what an Engineering factory actually DOES -- far less having ever been INSIDE one.

    Sometimes honestly I feel that a lot of I.T people who work for people like Ms etc should step out of their Ivory towers and take a look around into the REAL world outside the traditional "Workstation" environment where a load of people are just running basic desktop apps where updating the OS might make sense.

    Try visiting a small Engineering factory where a machine tool costing possibly 200,000 USD is being operated by a person at an XP workstation -- the original manufacturer of the machine tool might not be in business any more or for all sorts of reasons providing a new driver / software application for the machine to run on W7 just isn't worth the expense.

    These businesses aren't going to pay this sort of money to replace perfectly serviceable equipment that might still be functioning in 30 years time.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. #53


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    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by phillipduran View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    That's why I hate foogin Dark-Ages ReligioRepukicans. My DAD was a real Republican, he was proud of it, I was proud of him, he would have hated what that party has become. One thing he used to be adamant about was the complete separation of Crutch and State.
    And the founders were adamant about freedom OF religion. The freedom to practice it as you wish, when you wish. Not this freedom FROM religion that is sought after today.
    The First Amendment reads:

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    Looks pretty clear to me. Would you be ok if organizers of government events pray to Allah, Buddha, or any other make-belief beings? Why should I, a baby eating, cat burning, devil worshiping atheist should endure your preaching of a fictional character? Pray in your own home and leave us sinners and infidels alone.
    I thought when I started this thread it was to notify folks that XP only had a year left. Now for some reason we are talking religion. Please don't get me wrong, albeit when did XP become a religious following; yeah I know there are some real XP diehards out there, but come on people it really is just a dieing OS (where is Lord Elvis when you need him). . .
    Last edited by Lee; 13 May 2013 at 22:36.
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    It's probably a bit like Windows 8 religion, to be 'touched'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    It's probably a bit like Windows 8 religion, to be 'touched'.
    That is DEFINITELY cokie's religion. LOL


    @Jimbo45, I am a citizen of the USA and it pains me to see how timid my fellow citizens have been regarding the globalist banking cretins which manufacture "fiat" currency.

    I have the most respect for Iceland and the people they have done what few countries have ....remove the tyrannical "money changers" from power in their own country. Well done Iceland!
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  6. #56


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    I can't see that XP would stop working for some reason. If it's used in dedicated devices that are not superseded and not used for general computing and internet access (or without controls), then I can't see why it can't go on for as long as required.
    Exactly - Which is why I mentioned that some SMOG machines in Ca use Windows 95!
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    Quote Originally Posted by phillipduran View Post
    ...The freedom to practice it as you wish, when you wish. Not this freedom FROM religion that is sought after today.

    Our government can't establish a religion of the state.
    Yet, if the freedom OF religion is a major tenet, then freedom FROM it MUST have been a tacit concern as there were many atheists including Ben Franklin, who singed some of those early government documents.

    And the last part, the government cannot make a STATE RELIGION, or, in other words, insist on an "Approved Religion" - Religion CANNOT be practiced from the White House or the Capitol Building, it MUST be practiced in the PRIVACY of one's own home or place of worthship, WORTHSHIP, that is what the words means, to "Prove your Worth" - Well, to try to shove Biblical Principles into our SECULAR government, is hypocritical.

    Churches who practice politics MUST be taxed. It is the only way to stop it, because the moment they stop teaching about their God, and start teaching POLITICS, they are mo longer a religion, they have become a political party, and as such need to he held accountable to paying their TAXES.
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  8. #58


    USA, Idaho
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    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by phillipduran View Post
    ...The freedom to practice it as you wish, when you wish. Not this freedom FROM religion that is sought after today.

    Our government can't establish a religion of the state.
    Yet, if the freedom OF religion is a major tenet, then freedom FROM it MUST have been a tacit concern as there were many atheists including Ben Franklin, who singed some of those early government documents.

    And the last part, the government cannot make a STATE RELIGION, or, in other words, insist on an "Approved Religion" - Religion CANNOT be practiced from the White House or the Capitol Building, it MUST be practiced in the PRIVACY of one's own home or place of worthship, WORTHSHIP, that is what the words means, to "Prove your Worth" - Well, to try to shove Biblical Principles into our SECULAR government, is hypocritical.

    Churches who practice politics MUST be taxed. It is the only way to stop it, because the moment they stop teaching about their God, and start teaching POLITICS, they are mo longer a religion, they have become a political party, and as such need to he held accountable to paying their TAXES.
    Please let get off of religion, this is not a site that goes into these topics. If you want religion then go to Neowin; just not here. This is a tech site only. . .
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  9. #59


    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    XP now has less then one year to go. . .



    Maybe you could work this countdown clock into your countdown news.

    The count down has begun, and the end is April 8, 2014 for XP and Office 2003.
    <iframe src="Timer" frameborder="0" width="204" height="50"></iframe>
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  10. #60


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    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    XP now has less then one year to go. . .



    Maybe you could work this countdown clock into your countdown news.


    The count down has begun, and the end is April 8, 2014 for XP and Office 2003.
    <iframe src="Timer" frameborder="0" width="204" height="50"></iframe>
    Will see if I can do that. Not sure as how to at the present time. Thanks pcRat for the suggestion.
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