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  Reply # 1112077 20-Aug-2014 13:31
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mattwnz: Apparently there is a way to get updates for xp, as they are still being released for those organisations prepared to pay for them.


I don't know if Wellington DHB has an upgrade program in place but the monitors I saw last week at Wgtn Hospital were all showing XP Pro screen savers.

Ditto the Boeing assembly plant in Seattle a few weeks ago.... undecided

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  Reply # 1112086 20-Aug-2014 13:41
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Rickles: I read somewhere that there are still 400 million copies of XP still running .... mostly in corporate situations where a complete O/S replacement  roll out would be prohibitively expensive.
These places will wait until their hardware gives out, and then get wholesale machine and O/S replacements at that time.


These corporation may also have purchased special support from Microsoft. However any update or patches will only exclusively to these special paid corporate customers, not consumers. And these patches will have to be real exception bugs or security risks.




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  Reply # 1112088 20-Aug-2014 13:43
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allan:
Bung:
mattwnz: Apparently there is a way to get updates for xp, as they are still being released for those organisations prepared to pay for them.


I don't know if Wellington DHB has an upgrade program in place but the monitors I saw last week at Wgtn Hospital were all showing XP Pro screen savers.

Ditto the Boeing assembly plant in Seattle a few weeks ago.... undecided


Could they be XP Embedded systems? http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windows-embedded/archive/2014/02/17/what-does-the-end-of-support-of-windows-xp-mean-for-windows-embedded.aspx




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  Reply # 1112107 20-Aug-2014 14:25
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chiefie:
allan:
Bung:
mattwnz: Apparently there is a way to get updates for xp, as they are still being released for those organisations prepared to pay for them.


I don't know if Wellington DHB has an upgrade program in place but the monitors I saw last week at Wgtn Hospital were all showing XP Pro screen savers.

Ditto the Boeing assembly plant in Seattle a few weeks ago.... undecided


Could they be XP Embedded systems? http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windows-embedded/archive/2014/02/17/what-does-the-end-of-support-of-windows-xp-mean-for-windows-embedded.aspx

Boeing plant looked like standard PC's, but I couldn't be really sure - you don't get too close to the action on the factory tour

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  Reply # 1113765 22-Aug-2014 21:38
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Or the computers could be not connected to the internet so have no need for any security updates.




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  Reply # 1113801 22-Aug-2014 22:22
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robjg63:
michaelmurfy: 

*aren't - Also it was more-or-less sarcasm :)



But I subscribe to the 'death to the comma' view. It adds no clarity.
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not a comma. it's an apostrophe.

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