Microsoft Will Officially Pull The Plug On Windows XP In One Year


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Johnny

Business Insider – 2 hours 47 minutes ago

On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will officially retire Windows XP, the
company's most popular version of Windows ever, first launched about 12
years ago.

Cut!

Microsoft's Erwin Visser made a plea on the Windows blog about it. He
told businesses that they don't even have to upgrade their PCs to
Windows 8, they can just upgrade to Windows 7 if they want.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-officially-pull-plug-windows-202100667.html
 
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Ashton Crusher

Oh isn't that so noble of him, *allowing* businesses to upgrade to 7.
XP's life-cycle will be extended, mark my words.
I doubt it. No reason for people not to go to 7 other then a few who
might have software incompatibilities.
 
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Ghostrider

I doubt it. No reason for people not to go to 7 other then a few who
might have software incompatibilities.
I know of several reasons but the most galling of all is that there
is at least one major motherboard manufacturer that does not and will
not have upgrades to its chipsets and firmware to run Windows 7, even
the 32-bit version. And this manufacturer is a charter member of the
Wintel consortium. Some serious expenditure concerns for businesses
that have weathered a recession.

The popularity of Windows was leveraged on the backs of businesses
adopting Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Do you think that
Microsoft can persuade its biggest clients to buy into Windows 7 or
Windows 8, especially hoping that consumer popularity can persuade
business customers to follow?

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...winston

Doubtful.

It's no longer about usefulness....its about support and the cost and expense to maintain that ecosystem for an less than secure
(compared to Win7/8) o/s.

Supporting a product that no longer provides revenue is a drain on the business model.....thus XP's EOL is certain and has long
been inevitable.


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....winston
msft mvp consumer apps


"Alias" wrote in message
Business Insider – 2 hours 47 minutes ago

On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will officially retire Windows XP, the
company's most popular version of Windows ever, first launched about 12
years ago.

Cut!

Microsoft's Erwin Visser made a plea on the Windows blog about it. He
told businesses that they don't even have to upgrade their PCs to
Windows 8, they can just upgrade to Windows 7 if they want.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-officially-pull-plug-windows-202100667.html
Oh isn't that so noble of him, *allowing* businesses to upgrade to 7.
XP's life-cycle will be extended, mark my words.
 
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philo 

Business Insider – 2 hours 47 minutes ago

On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will officially retire Windows XP, the
company's most popular version of Windows ever, first launched about 12
years ago.

Not really a big deal.

Assuming one is using Firefox or Chrome, the browser updates will keep
coming. The browser is one of the most vulnerable parts of Windows.

Additionally one's virus checker and malware detector will keep getting
updates...that coupled with common sense should keep XP viable for many
years after MS stops writing updates for XP.

In the last year, there have been few updates anyway... as Win7 and Win8
become the norm, will be a larger target for the hackers.
 
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Bob Henson

Not really a big deal.

Assuming one is using Firefox or Chrome, the browser updates will keep
coming. The browser is one of the most vulnerable parts of Windows.

Additionally one's virus checker and malware detector will keep getting
updates...that coupled with common sense should keep XP viable for many
years after MS stops writing updates for XP.

In the last year, there have been few updates anyway... as Win7 and Win8
become the norm, will be a larger target for the hackers.
That makes sense. Many of the older people I know will never change -
and my advice to them is the same as yours - leave well alone. Yes,
Windows 7 is better, but not if they can't cope with the change.
 
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Fokke Nauta

Oh isn't that so noble of him, *allowing* businesses to upgrade to 7.
XP's life-cycle will be extended, mark my words.
It's even worse.
Thank M$ on your bare knees that you don't have to upgrade to Windows 8.
 
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s|b

Business Insider – 2 hours 47 minutes ago

On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will officially retire Windows XP, the
company's most popular version of Windows ever, first launched about 12
years ago.
XP? I thought this newsgroup was about W7? ;-o
 
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Don Phillipson

Johnny said:
Business Insider – 2 hours 47 minutes ago

On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will officially retire Windows XP, the
company's most popular version of Windows ever, first launched about 12
years ago.
But MS updated WinXP on the two PCs here April 9 and 10.
 
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Ashton Crusher

I know of several reasons but the most galling of all is that there
is at least one major motherboard manufacturer that does not and will
not have upgrades to its chipsets and firmware to run Windows 7, even
the 32-bit version. And this manufacturer is a charter member of the
Wintel consortium. Some serious expenditure concerns for businesses
that have weathered a recession.
Can you be more specific. I have a hard time believing a major
supplier of PCs to business is unwilling to update their BIOS to keep
their customers happy. Some small company, sure, but then they are
just a footnote.
 
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nukid

Not really a big deal.

Assuming one is using Firefox or Chrome, the browser updates will keep
coming. The browser is one of the most vulnerable parts of Windows.

Additionally one's virus checker and malware detector will keep getting
updates...that coupled with common sense should keep XP viable for many
years after MS stops writing updates for XP.
Until, of course, MS pulls the plug on the XP WPA servers and sends out a
signal telling all the XP computers to need activation again, or that
their copies are "pirated", or something.
 
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philo 

Until, of course, MS pulls the plug on the XP WPA servers and sends out a
signal telling all the XP computers to need activation again, or that
their copies are "pirated", or something.

I am not going to lose any sleep over that one.
 
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Larry__Weiss

Business Insider – 2 hours 47 minutes ago
On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will officially retire Windows XP, the company's most popular version
of Windows ever, first launched about 12 years ago.

Cut!

Microsoft's Erwin Visser made a plea on the Windows blog about it. He told businesses that they
don't even have to upgrade their PCs to Windows 8, they can just upgrade to Windows 7 if they want.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-officially-pull-plug-windows-202100667.html
Does that include "XP Mode" running under Windows 7 ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Virtual_PC#Windows_XP_Mode
 
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...winston

"philo " wrote in message Additionally one's virus checker and malware detector will keep getting
updates...that coupled with common sense should keep XP viable for many
years after MS stops writing updates for XP.
That's not necessarily true.
- Once an o/s ends support, there is no benefit for AV providers to continue to support their products use on an EOL expired o/s or
even provide resolution for their products where the o/s security is at risk. Likewise there objective is to sell software and
subscription updates for use on current supported o/s.
 

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