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This is pretty freaky . I had never heard about it until a few hours ago. I was reading an article about the new ".NET Native" compiler and at the bottom of the page was a link to 25 fun things to do with a raspberry pi[^], which I checked out - Scratch was mentioned as #12...
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That's 5.5 million pounds in total. (They have had 7 years to upgrade to Win 7 though).
"The end of commercial support for Windows XP does not mean it will stop working, simply that Microsoft will stop releasing security patches for the operating system, so any security holes that are discovered after that time will be vulnerable to exploits and malware"
How will security holes be discovered if MSFT halt support? No one else will be reporting them, since they cant get support, so its only the likes of the UK gov who will be able to report any, and MSFT isn't going to release any new code anyway!
5.5 million down the drain then....
Shame, I would have given them the same level of support for half that. Oh well.
I had a previous job where an entire team of consultants were hired to replace an existing system (which I was supporting).
The consultants got new PCs, huge budgets for new software and servers, and spend a year and a half delivering absolutely nothing.
I told my director (after they had all left/been released/etc) that I could have done what they did for half the money, in half the time... but the difference was, at the end of it all, they would at least have 1 happy employee left.
Microsoft (and some people who upgrade laptops for a living) are claiming naughty men have been saving up security holes in XP for when it is out of support so they can exploit them with no danger of them being closed.
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Are you sure that was actually someone for Microsoft. I've had plenty of cases of folk ringing me telling me I have a problem with my computer and that if I log on to a certain web site they can take remote control of my PC and sort it out.
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Software would be OK, driver might, USB mostly, those will be online. Upgrade cost? Whats a win7 license, plus an admin install? Whatever it is that cost has to be bourn at some point. Shelling an extra 200 quid per machine to gain a few months shows serious lack of planning.
Oh, and I asked Chris to revert back to an old account whose email address I use more frequently, that's why my accounts changed.
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The end of commercial support for Windows XP does not mean it will stop working, simply that Microsoft will stop releasing security patches for the operating system
If you had read the article you would not have made that statement.
The article states "The government has signed a deal with Microsoft to provide Windows XP support and security updates across the whole UK public sector for 12 months after commercial support for the operating system ends on 8 April 2014.".
Considering that they will receive security updates this may be a cost effective way of dealing with the problem.
How will security holes be discovered if MSFT halt support?
Microsoft halted commercial support for XP but continues to provide security updates to the UK public sector under this contract.
He obviously didn't read the article linked to in his post.
It was in the second sentence that it was stated that Microsoft would support and provide security updates for a year to the UK public sector under this contract after dropping support to the general public on 8 April.
Since he is new to the site, under a week, I wanted to point out to him that he should read and comprehend before posting observations.
Probably by back testing Vista/w7/w8 exploits against XP internally...
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