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Windows XP's End Of Life: Readers Respond
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FuzzyTheBear
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7/27/2013 | 5:25:39 PM
re: Windows XP's End Of Life: Readers Respond
A question that i never had an answer to : is Microsoft legally right to end a product's life. Did we ( somewhere in the EULA ) agreed to buy a product that had a predetermined lifetime ? That's what has been bothering me most about this.

Those who bought the last packs were clearly aware that their product was reaching end of life and that updates would no longer be available in say 2 3 years down the road ? I think not , but i'd like to hear the legal eagles on that one .
TStruble
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7/26/2013 | 2:45:42 AM
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SarK0Y
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SarK0Y,
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7/26/2013 | 1:20:17 AM
re: Windows XP's End Of Life: Readers Respond
if to say of software collisions, the're two very reasons for:

1. Wrong dll version(s).

2. registry items could be rewritten o/& get changed permits.

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XP hasn't internal mechanisms to handle #2. However, additional utilities make possible to monitor & fix such issues. in fact, very cause to kick XP out would be the need to deal w/ x64 apps. to run old apps on w7/8 has no solid sense because even w/ flawless compatibility there may be significant performance penalty.
remmeler
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7/25/2013 | 9:47:33 PM
re: Windows XP's End Of Life: Readers Respond
On many previous MS operating systems I have had problems that seemed to indicate a conflict between programs and Windows 7 and 8 has better protection or Compartmentalization then previous O/S.

It was just a possible reason why I found Window 7 and by extension Windows 8 more stable.

I ported my software from XP to Win 7 and subsequently from XP to Win 8. Same software, more stable than XP. I don't know if that was the reason, just less problems.
XP was the most stable of all the O/S since Dos but now 7 and 8 seem to be the most stable
remmeler
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remmeler,
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7/25/2013 | 9:36:43 PM
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I meant that their would be no business case for third party support in my below comment
remmeler
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remmeler,
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7/25/2013 | 9:35:51 PM
re: Windows XP's End Of Life: Readers Respond
One reason why the business case for third party support is that it will cost less to upgrade and get free support than to pay for private support. In general from what I have been reading in comments, cost is a big factor for them to upgrade.
Another may be that it is illegal to hack the Microsoft Operating System.
A third might be that the group doing the support would have to have a more intricate knowledge of the Operating System than they have or could possibly get to do a cost effective or even just an effective job.
SarK0Y
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SarK0Y,
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7/25/2013 | 9:26:00 PM
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personal experience varies from one situation to another. to say something useful upon your case needs more closer look in.

1. What a kind of software you're talking about?
2. How those apps were opted?
3. Were there any debug reports?
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+ software crashes ain't clear criteria to judge OS. However, facts are Just facts:
1. XP is stable.
2. Fast.
3. Has good set of apps.
4. Nice support for different hardware (drivers).
5. Needs humble resources to run.
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+ if you need new OS to run modern hardware, out the alternatives have existed + to avoid ms has obvious advantage to reduce security risks, to reduce software cost as well.
remmeler
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remmeler,
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7/25/2013 | 9:04:04 PM
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I have not seen any articles that say that there will be any third party support.
Most article say the Blackhats will target XP to commandeer your grandmothers computer to build botnets and infect XP based SCADA system computers that have only an XP core and will be difficult to upgrade and are only incidentally connected to the internet.

"it will effectively leave millions of existing Windows-based computers vulnerable to continued and undeterred cyberattacks, many of which hold the potential to find their way into consumer, enterprise and even industrial systems running the latest software."

"the dangers inherent in many SCADA systems stemming from an inadvertent connection to the public internet. Many companies are under the impression that their SCADA networks are disconnected from others, Sarwate wrote, when in fact they may be just as susceptible to malware as corporate or at-home desktops."
proberts551
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7/25/2013 | 8:09:24 PM
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Windows XP Update support is a Huge opportunity for a 3rd party development company to write security fixes for XP as needed for a fee. I bet that some will use it.
Shane M. O'Neill
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7/25/2013 | 6:54:24 PM
re: Windows XP's End Of Life: Readers Respond
I applaud the old school, keepin' it real point of view, but using XP is just a liability in too many ways. Not just technically (slowness, security holes, archaic UI, limited to outdated versions of IE) but what it says to your employees. It says we don't care enough about you to upgrade to a modern OS -- make do with XP. No thanks.
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