Windows XP support ends

koeks525

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R.I.P Windows XP, it was a great run. Guess Windows 7 will now be taking your place :)
 

tRoN

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Nooooooooo! :wtf:
Doooooont leave me pleeeeez.
 

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Some Businesses, Governments Still Getting XP Support From Microsoft, for a Hefty Price

For nearly all customers, Tuesday marked the end of an era as Microsoft officially ended support for Windows XP.

Despite the pronouncements that the door for support has closed, though, Microsoft is actually providing paid custom support to a small group of businesses and governments.

Microsoft won’t say how many entities are taking advantage of the option or what it charges, but custom support is only available to large organizations that have a paid premier service contract with Microsoft — small businesses and individuals need not apply.

Those paying for custom support, such as the British government, get technical support as well as critical security updates as new threats are discovered.

Everyone else is stuck with turning to third parties, friends or Microsoft’s archived knowledge base.

Microsoft discourages companies from relying on custom support, which it notes is not a substitute for migrating off of unsupported products. However, it has offered it as a transition option in the past, including when it ended support for Windows NT 4 Server.

Google, meanwhile, says it has a better solution and is using the XP end-of-life milestone to launch a promotion, offering businesses up to 144.99€ off of a Chromebook in conjunction with various business software and services.

Of course, Windows XP won’t just disappear because Microsoft has stopped supporting it. Netcraft noted that thousands of websites — including some U.S. government sites — are still hosted on Windows XP.

When it comes to the machines being used to access the Web, Windows XP is still a significant force, accounting for more than a quarter of Web traffic, according to Net Applications.

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AstroTurf

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I have an xp test machine here that is still getting updates and bitching that it wants to be restarted
 

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R.I.P Windows XP, it was a great run. Guess Windows 7 will now be taking your place :)
Uh, nope! kUbuntu filled the gap, more or less. WinE had some kind of major update recently which made it run most of my software without a hitch, even my games, unbelievably.

There is still one problem to solve with Linux and a particular vendor's toolchain. If that can be solved, I can ditch Microsoft completely.
 
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