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Privacy, Security, Encryption With Windows XP SP2 support ending in three weeks, a new report highlights the security risks that come with running an unsupported service pack.
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One thing that struggles me is that archivists over the world who used to use MS Office or other closed products (or still do) have severe problems conserving data over the longer term, for several reasons, including licensing issues, software no longer being available, data not importable into current versions, etc.


And when I think about how many companies archive their business data and fall into the trap of using proprietary formats, ...

And OOXML won't come to the rescue here, as it is impossible to implement for most software vendors, proprietary or not.

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