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GeneralHow dumb? Pin
fat___boy3-Apr-14 10:43
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UK gov spends 200 quid per laptop to extend 'support' from MSFT for a year.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/microsoft/10741243/Government-pays-Microsoft-5.5m-to-extend-Windows-XP-support.html[^]

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.
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