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Windows 7: UK Government Pays For Extended XP Support

07 Apr 2014   #1
Nigsy

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 
UK Government Pays For Extended XP Support

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Windows XP is supposed to be dead next week. But the Dutch and British governments have both inked deals with Microsoft to continue to keep it on life support, at least for them—under Microsoft’s Custom Support program.
Not dead yet: Dutch, British governments pay to keep Windows XP alive | Ars Technica


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07 Apr 2014   #2
z3r010

 

I think quite a few banks paid up a few weeks back as well, this it turning into a nice little money spinner for MSFT.
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07 Apr 2014   #3
user31

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I knew XP wasn't going away just yet :) . I wonder just how many other places are gonna pay for extended XP support.
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07 Apr 2014   #4
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

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07 Apr 2014   #5
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by user31 View Post
I knew XP wasn't going away just yet :) . I wonder just how many other places are gonna pay for extended XP support.

If you think about it most Big Legitimate companies will spring for this simply because replacing the whole infrastructure will cost more period and doing all that and paying the people to do so can sore into the High Millions
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07 Apr 2014   #6
user31

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by user31 View Post
I knew XP wasn't going away just yet :) . I wonder just how many other places are gonna pay for extended XP support.

If you think about it most Big Legitimate companies will spring for this simply because replacing the whole infrastructure will cost more period and doing all that and paying the people to do so can sore into the High Millions
Oh, definitely, I agree with that. It will save more money to keep what they already have than to push a new product.
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07 Apr 2014   #7
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Yea and Microsoft will have a reason to keep it updated they make a handsome cut off a 10+ year OS

talk about getting your moneys worth
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07 Apr 2014   #8
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Yea and Microsoft will have a reason to keep it updated they make a handsome cut off a 10+ year OS

talk about getting your moneys worth
And who said that MS was stupid?
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07 Apr 2014   #9
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Yea and Microsoft will have a reason to keep it updated they make a handsome cut off a 10+ year OS

talk about getting your moneys worth
And who said that MS was stupid?

It was that other guy
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08 Apr 2014   #10
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 

so they pay to keep an outdated OS instead of paying for a new OS? Talk about government waste...

and they only had 6 years or so to switch... allegedly not enough time. the fact they buy that XP support now right 5-to-12 shows they have a lack of planning. they probably wanted to be on new OS by now, but didn't get it done.

I also would be concerned with employee retention and hiring... I assume they also have old PCs. Who would want to work on a single 17"screen with 1 GB RAM and single core CPU?
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