R.I.P. Windows XP

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  1. datchguy

    datchguy New Member Banned User

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    Looks like we can tag it and bag it, boys...WinXP is officially dead.

    Microsoft has officially stopped supporting its technologically obsolete Windows XP operating system, after almost 13 years. From Tuesday around a third of all computers in the world will become more vulnerable to hacking and viruses
    The move doesn’t mean that computers running Windows XP will stop working. It means that there will be no more security updates, hot fixes, online technical content updates or any kind of technical support for XP, as there are for newer versions of Windows.
    From a user’s perspective, newly discovered vulnerabilities in Windows XP will remain un-patched, says Europol.
    Running Windows XP after support ceases may expose PCs to higher security risks as they might become defenseless to different forms of malware which can steal or damage personal or business data.
    “People have to realise that if they connect to the Internet with a Windows XP machine after 8 April, they will become easy targets for hackers. This goes for individuals as well as for companies and government services. If you realise you can no longer lock your front door, you call a locksmith to change it. This is the same,†says Troels Oerting, the head of the European Cybercrime Centre.
    According to the marketing director of NCR, the largest ATM supplier in the US, more than 95 percent of all ATM machines in the world are still running Windows XP. Many point-of-sale machines also run different versions of Windows XP which makes them a perfect target for attacks.
    As many as 10 percent of US government computers, hundreds of thousands of machines, are also Windows XP based and can be left out of date, including networks carrying classified military and diplomatic information.
    The UK government has already signed a $9.1 million deal to extend the 12 month support for departmental computers using Windows XP, Office 2003 and Exchange 2003. A similar multi-million dollar deal is in place to help the 40,000 PCs used by German civil servants.


    Windows XP was launched on October 25 2001 and is now the world’s second most popular operating system. In March 2014 it had a 27.69 percent global market share, following market leader Windows 7 with 48.77 percent, according to NetMarketshare.

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    March 2014 Desktop Operating System Market Share. Image from netmarketshare.com
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    No techie here, but w/o a good antivirus like Norton it was going to be vulnerable anyway.

    Poor people still using XP should avoid those nasty porn sites anyway. Because you know that's where you got the virus.
     
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    Nothing like those good ol' sex dialers from 2002.

    Did you label Norton as a good AV? :wtf:
     
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    Xp was a nice OS. I think 2006 was the last year they shipped Xp with the machine. Then Vista....oof.
     
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    :jj:

    He did.
     
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    First time with a fresh install of Vista, the old gaming rig ran like a dream, then went to Linux and found out what freedom was, went back to XP for my games, so I can't really bash it. Some claim it was a resource hog, but these were dipshits trying to run Vista with like 1gb of ram and a Pentium D processor.
     
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    I only had one machine that ran Vista. A laptop that shipped with it. Was just glitchy IMO.

    What's it like running Linux? I've never bothered. What applications do you run in it?
     
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    Same things you can run in a Windows environment. Only reason I could never get Steam to work is because I couldn't get Wine (windows emulator) to run on my shit. The nice thing about Linux is that with some distributions you can fine tune every little thing on your system to get it running smooth as fuck.

    Koclem can probably elaborate a little bit better.
     
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    The tech VP at my wife's company suggested it. It's always worked for me. The McAfee that comes with Dells won't stop anything. So it's relative. I'm not into piss porn so it's sufficient.
     
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    We have Norton at work. I hate it!
    What do most people use for AV at work these days anyway?
     
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    I've used Avast! for years. And it's pretty goddamn good for being free.
     
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    At work we have Symantec Endpoint Protection, but nowadays it's best to double up with Malwarebytes Commercial.

    SEP works pretty well, believe it or not, at my old job we used Microsoft Forefront that was a good one too.
     
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    Avast!, Avira, Komodo, seem to be pretty good. AVG used to be a resource prostitute so I've not fucked with that in years.
     
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