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Win XP support extended for U.S. military...

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / June 25, 2015 4:58 PM PDT

but at a cost of 9+ million dollars Shocked :

"Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Washington, is being awarded a $9,149,000 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded contract (N00039-14-C-0101) for Microsoft Premier Support services and Microsoft Custom Support services for Windows XP, Office 2003, Exchange 2003 and Server 2003. Microsoft Premier Support services and Microsoft Custom Support services are required to provide critical software hotfixes to sustain deployed capabilities. "

Source: http://defensetech.org/2015/06/24/fixing-the-pentagons-windows-xp-problem/

At the end of the day it is about "Show me the money!" as support costs a lot.

So if you're still a Windows XP user, would you pay for XP support? Or would you just move on?

Post was last edited on June 25, 2015 5:25 PM PDT

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Definitely move on.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / June 25, 2015 5:02 PM PDT

It's had it's day, RIP XP.
Dafydd.

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I moved on....
by James Denison / June 25, 2015 7:02 PM PDT

....to Mint Linux 14, now at version 17.1

Happier for it.

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