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General Chat Thread, Microsoft Extends XP Virus Support Date in General; Knew it would happen - too many users! BBC News - Microsoft extends virus warnings for Windows XP to 2015...
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    Microsoft Extends XP Virus Support Date

    Last edited by tech_guy; 16th January 2014 at 04:36 PM. Reason: Be gone evil caps lock of doom - ZH

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    Well that didn't take long!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    They're only going to release updates for MSE, not XP patches, so it'll still be vulnerable.

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    Why can't they just let it die

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    What - no - this version should be outlawed! Wake up and smell the Coffee! The world moves on. Microsoft are just shooting themselves in the foot by doing this. Windows 7 and 8 (8.1) are both so much better.

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    They tell you your computer is infected and vulnerable, just not fixing it. Makes sense and given the years of awareness campaigns that MS have been running regarding the death of XP, it shows above and beyond due care for their customers IMO. They won't be making any money from this move.

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    This headline is massively misleading. MS have not extended the support date at all. They've decided to continue to produce anti-virus updates for a while is all.

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    Too many companies and educational establishments - mainly in Asia - have invested in XP - Microsoft will concede further.

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    Nah, the really won't. They have stated clearly in response to the Chinese government wanting it extending that they simply will not extend it.

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    Windows 9 - Should be a relaunch of XP
    Last edited by cpjitservices; 16th January 2014 at 03:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjitservices View Post
    Windows 9 - Should be a relaunch if XP
    Yep I agree, otherwise Microsoft will break their good OS, bad OS reputation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Too many companies and educational establishments - mainly in Asia - have invested in XP
    Large companies can get updates for XP after April if they are willing to pay Microsoft for "Custom Support". This costs a minimum of $200 per PC.

    Microsoft will still patch Windows XP for a select group « PC World

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    Nah, Microsoft will cave in. Windows XP is still too popular. People and companies after the financial meltdown don't or can't invest in shiny new kit as often as they would like. I was in a firm of solicitors the other week and all their clients were Windows XP - nearly 100 of them. The IT bod was saying they'd keep going until they were pushed and then probably only to Win7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Nah, Microsoft will cave in.
    I think we should start taking bets.

    I find it extremely unlikely myself.

    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    People and companies after the financial meltdown don't or can't invest in shiny new kit as often as they would like.
    People have had over seven years notice. Is that not enough?



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