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No more security updates for xp in 2006, WTF!

Discussion in 'Security' started by Edz, Jan 5, 2006.

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    Edz, Jan 5, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. mdvaldosta

    mdvaldosta Peon

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    Yikes, that's interesting. I use Professional though so it's not as scary for me. So, umm that means if their's a security exploit M$ won't fix it?
     
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    Maybe because of Long Horn :)
     
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  4. Edz

    Edz Peon

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    So what do i have to do now, buy the new longhorn or Vista?
    I heard this is only availble on new computer systems, does this mean i can't buy the new OS seperately or do i have to specifly buy a new computer.

    Ah man MS, what the hell are you doing to us:mad:
     
    Edz, Jan 5, 2006 IP
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    I think maybe you read it wrong - my reading is that there will be no new security updates for XP Home from 2007 onwards
     
    MattBeard, Jan 5, 2006 IP
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    I never really understood why anyone purchased home instead of professional in the first place unless that's what came bundled on the pc. I always saw home as being in the same vein as 'me'. Flashy but pointless.
     
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  7. Edz

    Edz Peon

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    Mattbeard wrote:
    I don't think so or did i? :confused:

    I got the xp package bundled with the purchase of my computer. So now i have to look for another OS type.

    What advice can you give me guys?
     
    Edz, Jan 5, 2006 IP
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    I would really just wait to see what the market is like, you have a year...
     
    ServerUnion, Jan 5, 2006 IP
  9. Edz

    Edz Peon

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    Do i? Check what's been bolded ;)
     
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    One year should be more than enopugh time to upgrade to XP pro, or whatever OS is in lifecycle by that time. I wouldn't worry to much about it at this point.
     
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    tesla Notable Member

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    Of course Billy and the boys are leaving you in the dark. They're getting ready to switch to the new Windows Vista OS.
     
    tesla, Jan 5, 2006 IP
  12. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    There aren't going to be any more security updates, because Microsoft has patched all possible security holes. haha
     
    digitalpoint, Jan 5, 2006 IP
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    Doesn't MS give a 5 year life cycle to each OS now? I remember when win 98 stopped getting updates and I know a ton of people who still use it too :O
     
    lorien1973, Jan 5, 2006 IP