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AustinIT
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9/27/2012 | 6:09:36 PM
re: Windows Server 2008 Support Lives On, XP Won't
Yep. There are actually DOS machines out there still running POS terminals and other odd applications. And, you have every flavor of Windows still in operation as well. So, XP is not completely going away any time soon.
moarsauce123
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9/26/2012 | 11:02:35 PM
re: Windows Server 2008 Support Lives On, XP Won't
And it isn't that on date X all XP systems stop working. Besides that, companies that need to stay on XP can buy maintenance services from Microsoft for a few more years after official EOL.
GAProgrammer
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9/26/2012 | 6:48:28 PM
re: Windows Server 2008 Support Lives On, XP Won't
"That advice could leave a lot of IT managers scrambling"...really? In 2014, over a year away, IT people will be scrambling to get rid of all their XP machines? I doubt it. We've already scrapped well over half of our systems for Windows 7, the rest will be gone this time next year. Most intelligent IT people have seen the writing on the wall for some time now and have already made plans or abandoned XP already. Farewell old friend, we'll miss you!


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