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    Default [Security] Windows XP has reached end of life

    As I've been whining a year ago about Windows XP to be put to rest, this day has come ... 2 weeks ago. From now on, pretty much any PC with the mentioned OS that is connected to the Internet, is vulnerable to easily accessible attacks.

    But what does this mean? According to the market share website, nearly 30% of the world still uses the defunct OS. This is a lot of computers and heaven for certain people. To make things even worse, 95% of the world's ATM systems are still running Windows XP and I'm pretty sure this is just the tip of the iceberg. While "important" institutions we "trust", think that paying Microsoft for their premium service with our money and upgrading later than sooner is the "cheapest" strategy (like the UK), we end-users need to find "creative" ways to protect ourselves.

    The AVAST team in a blog post is suggesting the following approaches:
    • Buy a new computer as soon as you can;
    • Upgrade the software that you have;
    • Ditch Microsoft’s Internet Explorer;
    • Use antivirus software and keep it updated;
    • Remove insecure software that you don’t use, like the Java browser plug-in;
    • Get offline or stay away as often as you can.

    My mood isn't the best today, so I apologize for all the sarcasm. I hope it won't bother you too much.

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    Default Re: [Security] Windows XP has reached end of life

    Dude I deal with people who think XP was just the greatest everyday. It's been worse since April 8th. The worst is when they complain about how they can't get a Windows 7 PC now retail. I usually tell them they shouldn't have held onto their 10+ year old OS. It gets funnier when I tell them their office 2003 professional suite won't work on Windows 8 either, and if they want the new one its either a yearly subscription or $400.

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    Default Re: [Security] Windows XP has reached end of life

    Or just get free to use programs that are just as good. Really, for excel google docs isn't bad and it's online so you can access it anywhere. As for XP it was a great OS in its day. Why else would it last 10+ years. Though I switched a while back due to the fact I'm a PC gamer and dx 9 wasn't cutting it anymore.

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    Default Re: [Security] Windows XP has reached end of life

    I show people Apache Open office a lot. As for MS Office, its just that like XP, people seem to think Office pre-2007 was the best and it only got worse. I can't stand older versions, they lack a lot of utilities that I got used to using when I was learning Business Calc, especially in Excel.

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    Default Re: [Security] Windows XP has reached end of life

    Yeah, all I know is the pre 2007 ones. Learned them in school but haven't used them since.

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    Default Re: [Security] Windows XP has reached end of life

    This was bound to happen and my pc window was outdated

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