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Windows XP Last-Minute Upgrades: 3 Tips
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concrete
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concrete,
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1/23/2014 | 5:39:01 AM
Re: Our office can't afford to upgrade 26 XP machines so we found a better solution for the interim
Thanks for this it will come in really handy for my windows xp infographic that im due to publish in Feb!
global-george
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global-george,
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1/22/2014 | 1:12:12 PM
Re: why up greade past xp
I agree that's why we switched to Linux. As soon as we displace ms office and our in house software it's lights out Micro$haft!
ANON1236181755186
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ANON1236181755186,
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1/21/2014 | 4:29:09 PM
why up greade past xp
if you go with win 7 or 8  you will face this in just a few years and you will be out of luck the same way in the near  furture.
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TerryB,
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1/21/2014 | 2:07:54 PM
Re: Our office can't afford to upgrade 26 XP machines so we found a better solution for the interim
Ah, it is my friend Security-Gladiator. You need to alter your writing style, if not your msg, if you want to go under radar.

So what is your inhouse software written in?  VB, C#? COM or .NET? So you must have used Visual Studio, what's your IDE of choice for Linux? What language you going to use? Ruby? Java? Assuming your database must be SQL Server, are you really running that on an XP machine, not Win Server?

Sounds like you like you have a lot of work in front of you to "leave Microsoft forever". Just how much more functional will your business be once you rewrite for Linux? How much money are you going to save during the conversion effort versus just buying some Win 7 machines? How much annually after that being on Linux instead of MS?

I'm sure the readers would be fascinated to hear your plans since you are a legit end user who has thought all this thru.
global-george
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global-george,
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1/21/2014 | 1:56:25 PM
Re: Our office can't afford to upgrade 26 XP machines so we found a better solution for the interim
Thanks actually that was also what our consultant advised.
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eyeballgeek,
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1/21/2014 | 1:53:39 PM
Re: Our office can't afford to upgrade 26 XP machines so we found a better solution for the interim
You should try LibreOffice (libreoffice.org). It's an open source suite of apps that does pretty much everything Office does. You can still save files in Office formats as well. I use it at home and work with no issues in both Linux Mint and Win 8.1.
global-george
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global-george,
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1/21/2014 | 1:36:13 PM
Re: Our office can't afford to upgrade 26 XP machines so we found a better solution for the interim
Look I'm just a satisfied Linux end user who actually has used the product I wrote about for over 6 months. It's a shame you are so opinionated without having any real facts or experience to back up your negative remarks. By the way you failed o even read my post. We don't use just ms office we have in house Windows software as well. Are you so angry and impatient with yourself that you can't bother to read the posts you spew lies about?
TerryB
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TerryB,
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1/21/2014 | 12:58:00 PM
Re: Our office can't afford to upgrade 26 XP machines so we found a better solution for the interim
You guys at RoboLinux crack me up. Who do you think you are fooling disguising your sales pitches as an independent person who just decided to offer up this review? This is just Security-Gladiator using another name to post under.

You have two mistakes in your logic:

1) You can't afford Win 7 but you could afford Win 8 if your users would just accept the darn thing.

2) Office is your only application problem to migrate. Really? How did you lock down web browsing from the XP IE session? Did your email client you use on XP (Outlook?) just magically work on Linux?

Linux is a fine o/s. If you have the resources to work with open source and run business applications that work on Linux, it is certainly an option. Many people do exactly that, has nothing to do XP end of life. But don't try and sell RoboLinux (or sandboxes in general) as some magic solution to malware control. There is no such thing.

Nice try though. But from what I've read from people who post on InfoWeek, very few are naive enough to fall for this BS.
global-george
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global-george,
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1/21/2014 | 12:23:31 PM
Our office can't afford to upgrade 26 XP machines so we found a better solution for the interim
Since my office has 26 Windows XP machines I cannot afford to upgrade all of them to Windows 7 and no one here will tolerate Windows 8, so I found an IT Consultant who recommended a very polished Linux operating system called Robolinux which runs XP or 7, inside it, making our XP machines completely immune to all viruses and malware, requiring absolutely no updates or anti virus or anti malware software purchases.

The Robolinux OS was a 7 minute install per PC. Also extremely easy for our users to operate it. It saved our company thousands of dollars.

At first I was skeptical but my local IT Guru explained to me how the advanced Robolinux VM technology operates and it made perfect sense to me.

So far after 6 months not one of our 26 Windows XP boxes have been infected by any viruses or malware. The game plan moving forward is to port our in house software to a Linux client. As soon as we find a Microsoft Office replacement software, then we will delete the XP VM's and be free from Microsoft altogether and forever!

I hope this helps others who just can't afford to upgrade.


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