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Windows XP: Prepare for the end! Doom Porn!

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posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 01:04 PM
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Get rid of your XP or...

and...


Windows XP is so old, it predates 9/11. The software first landed on personal computers sold to consumers and businesses way back in August 2001. Yet more than 12 years later, a substantial number of PCs with Windows XP as their operating system are still in use.


"There is a risk," cautions Microsoft spokesman Tom Murphy. "How big a risk we can't quantify." But Murphy is unequivocal in advising consumers to part ways with the operating system that many have loyally stuck by all these years. "We're really black and white about that," he says.

Linky Poo
I know very little about "bit9", but I thought this guy did a fairly good job explaining the details...

You have been warned! Bwaaahaaahaaaa!

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posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 01:10 PM
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Whew, Now I'm really glad I don't have XP. I'll just keep using the windows 2000 pro I have.


I read somewhere that about thirty something percent of the computers being used are using XP
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posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 01:19 PM
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Linux 1991..



posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 01:20 PM
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Wonder how many of those millions of XP users never installed the security updates anyway? Probably a lot.

Sigh, guess I'll have to dig out a copy of Linux again, sure not giving MS any more money.



posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 01:21 PM
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Is that Edward Snowden in the second video? LOL



posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 01:37 PM
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I'd say you read that correctly.

According to consultant Net Applications, XP machines represented a 29.23% market share last month, ahead of all the PC operating systems that came after it except for Windows 7, which has a 47.49% share.



posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 01:39 PM
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Bassago
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Wonder how many of those millions of XP users never installed the security updates anyway? Probably a lot.

Sigh, guess I'll have to dig out a copy of Linux again, sure not giving MS any more money.


A lot of them. Especially since high speed connections weren't prevalent when XP was released. It took forever to update anything on dial-up.



posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 01:50 PM
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So it's finally out of beta?

Really gonna miss all that "support"



posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 01:54 PM
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supamang
So it's finally out of beta?

Really gonna miss all that "support"


If you want it then its still available on a pay per incident if you have enough of an account with MS, $200 per machine per incident going up to $400 after a year and $800 a machine in the final year (2017) and if you have enough machines to warrant such expenditure its probably cheaper to migrate.



posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 02:22 PM
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Maxatoria

supamang
So it's finally out of beta?

Really gonna miss all that "support"


If you want it then its still available on a pay per incident if you have enough of an account with MS, $200 per machine per incident going up to $400 after a year and $800 a machine in the final year (2017) and if you have enough machines to warrant such expenditure its probably cheaper to migrate.


Is it just me or does that sound a lot like the fines you'll pay if you sign up for the ACA?

Creepy.



posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 02:29 PM
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Didn't our government just upgrade recently from XP to Vista? There's got to be some info out there about that. I recall they had a contract with Microsoft to use XP, then back in 2010 maybe they rolled over to Vista. Lol at any rate, informative vid. Thanks.



posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 02:31 PM
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Heres What its gonna cost the UK NHS with a million machines its going to be in its interest to get off XP asap or probably end up paying billions for no real gain



posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 02:37 PM
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The horror! The horror!

XP hasn't had a place in my home office for years, but then again, I don't anticipate Windows 8 ever getting a shot here, either.



posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 02:57 PM
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Seems a lot of people feel that way about Windows 8...

Microsoft's more recent operating systems, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, come in with modest 6.63% and 3.95% market shares, respectively, suggesting an area of concern for new CEO Satya Nadella.



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posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 04:18 PM
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I have Windows XP and I would very much like to keep it. It's weird, because it seems that this is being done intentionally to get people to use another Operating System that has even more capabilities when it comes to 'spying on you' like Windows 8.

I guess there's no way I can avoid having to switch my Operating System? I never really cared about security updates much but I do make sure it's kept up to date. I love Windows XP almost as much as I love Windows 7, so I guess I'll go back to that.

The bank I go to around here, as well as many other banks as well as business also runs Windows XP. I wonder how that will effect them, especially the Banks.

Microsoft can't even afford to pay a few people to make monthly updates to keep XP running is just pathetic beyond belief, considering the Networth of the Company. I don't want one of millions to say R.I.P to Windows XP when the time comes.



posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 05:09 PM
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Some of the businesses that run XP on a network that doesn't allow access to the internet will continue running it for as long as possible. One of the issues many are going to face is, having to reinstall XP from scratch. If and when MS cuts off all updates, you'll be stuck with XP sp3, and not even the updates available at present. There is already new hardware coming out with no support for XP as well.

Also, rebuilding the whole Kernel of XP to bring it up to present day standards has already been done. It's called Windows 7, which you mentioned. It's faster, more efficient, debateably more secure, and runs circles around XP. It will also be supported for years to come.

The one problem 7 has, is networking issues. If MS would fix those, 7 would be a great OS.
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posted on Feb, 14 2014 @ 07:27 AM
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I have an old CD copy of XP that I have installed on my very old Dell laptop (8 years old) I don't use that machine much, it's a back-up to use in the event that something goes catastrophically wrong with our desktop or netbook (i.e it's sloooooow) We have Win8.1 on the desktop and Win7 Starter on the netbook. Between the 3, I still strongly prefer XP, and like 7 decently enough to threaten XP's lead.

I hate Windows 8 with the passion of 100 thousand supernovas. It. Blows. A year out & I still haven't fully mastered navigating this hot mess, and am still trying to figure out if I've got everything potentially intrusive shut off or not. It was a hell of a 180 from what I was used to in earlier OS systems, they seemed to have designed 8 with the intent of making finding & shutting off or even just deleting the bloatware as convoluted as possible.



posted on Feb, 14 2014 @ 08:14 AM
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I hate Windows 8 with the passion of 100 thousand supernovas.

Being in the computer industry, I have heard many colorful ways to say, "I hate Windows 8", but this one ranks among the top. Don't get too used to Windows 8. Microsoft has already publicly stated they are going to distance themselves from Windows 8. Evidently, Windows 9 is going to be a different animal. How different remains to be seen.



posted on Feb, 15 2014 @ 03:00 AM
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i believe the real reason windows xp is still used widely, especially in business is because of the stability. XP sp3 is upon the most stable of ANY Windows operating systems.

Bud316



posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 07:11 PM
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Really, what arguments are there for using Microsoft operating systems anyway when there are great linux OSs out there with programs which will read or do most of the stuff programs written for windows will do. It is just a way to charge for programs as well as support. I guess you all just want to be watched and controlled by using Windows. Upgrades could install any of the backdoors and stuff if necessary anyway so Win xp3 probably has the most important ones needed to spy on your computer and data.

The way to go is surely to try before you buy and get support for the software you want to use in your company. Larger companies have to have computer administrators whatever OS they use, so it is not the complexity factor which is holding everyone back from moving over to open sourced OSs.

There are some great linux distributions such as Puppy Linux which can make use of old computer hardware and run them very acceptably and connect with everyone else if necessary.




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