Tag: Windows Xp

Windows XP (2001 - 2014)

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears. Today, April 8th 2014, marks a significant day in history as we bid farewell to Windows XP. I, TK Keanini (@tkeanini), would like to pay my deepest respect to XP in this eulogy that I hope resonates with you so that you may share it with others. READ MORE

Handling Windows XP End-of-Support – Feed it, kill it, but don’t starve it.

As you all know by now, on April 8th 2014, Microsoft will stop supporting some variants of Windows XP. The software industry for years has operated this way with every system on your network having a predetermined service life, but given the current threat landscape, I would like to propose a change. What I’d like to see happen when any information technology reaches End-of-Support – meaning no fixes will be issued for newly found security vulnerabilities – is that it stops working. READ MORE

‘Windows XPocalypse’ and Security

Technical support and automatic updates for Windows XP will end next Tuesday, April 8. This has brought up some concerns around security, as patches for known issues were previously delivered via the soon-to-be defunct automatic updates. What does this mean for Windows XP users? READ MORE