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Mele20
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Re: Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification - March 6, 2014

Well, Microsoft tried asking folks like us to get all our friends to upgrade from XP to Windows 8. That backfired royally. Microsoft hasn't a clue as to why folks are still using XP just as it had not a clue that Windows 8 technically oriented users would resent the hell out of Microsoft for trying to recruit them to get XP "clueless" users to upgrade to Windows 8.

»hothardware.com/News/Microsofts-···enefits/
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When governments fear people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. Thomas Jefferson


ltsnow
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Very good article. Thanks Mele20.


StuartMW
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said by Mele20:

Well, Microsoft tried asking folks like us to get all our friends to upgrade from XP to Windows 8.

Nope, won't do it. That said I'm prepared for April 8th. I have a fire extinguisher next to my WinXP SP3 box just in case it bursts into flames. Also I've put read-only attributes on all my WinXP VM's so they don't delete themselves

Hopefully I'm not underestimating the seriousness of Microsoft ending XP support and my house won't burn down, my car won't blow up, and everyone I know won't get the plague and die a horrible death.

I guess I can buy an Win8 machine should any of the above happen.
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Mele20
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I needed a good laugh!

My XP Pro SP 2 computer is fine. And I have never gotten any notice from Microsoft about support ending for it which happened several years ago.
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When governments fear people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. Thomas Jefferson