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Windows 7: Millions to Microsoft from US Navy for WinXP

24 Jun 2015   #1
georgeks

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 
Millions to Microsoft from US Navy for WinXP

" The US Navy has agreed to pay Microsoft at least $9m to help secure computers running Windows XP after it failed to replace the aged OS before support ended.The deal will see Microsoft provide critical hotfixes and software patches for Windows XP, Office 2003, Exchange 2003 and Server 2003 for a maximum of three years. The navy runs a number of "legacy applications" that require Windows XP, which it is in the process of replacing...." US Navy pays out millions to Microsoft to keep running Windows XP | ZDNet


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24 Jun 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Go Navy
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24 Jun 2015   #3
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Don't worry, the same thing will be happening in 2020 as most will not have moved from 7 having only recently moved from XP.
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25 Jun 2015   #4
georgeks

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Tell the truth, I was surprised myself with how many companies still use refurbished Desktop PCs with Windows XP Pro here.
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25 Jun 2015   #5
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

The 9 mil sounds like a lot of $$ but when all their systems that will require new software and in many cases new hardware, the 9 mil is a relative drop in the bucket.

I worked, in Networking and management, for a government agency. The government contracting rules are so arcane that things like this are relatively common. It could (will) take years to convert the Navy to current computing systems and until that is completed they will need the old OS and hardware.

Don't get me started on government contacting.
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27 Jun 2015   #6
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Beyond the Grave: US Navy pays peanuts for Windows XP support

It's $9m a year - whatever

Microsoft canned support for Windows XP and Office and Exchange 2003 in April 2014 - unless you are the U.S. Navy, which is paying $9.1m a year until 2017. Read more at The Register:
Beyond the Grave: US Navy pays peanuts for Windows XP support € The Register


Also known as Windows for Warships......seriously.
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