Linked by David Adams on Sat 3rd Mar 2012 00:26 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y On the heels of yesterday's launch of Windows 8's preview, new statistics show that Microsoft's decade-old Windows XP again plummeted in usage share and will be surpassed by Windows 7 in June.
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RE: I wonder ...
by rekabis on Sat 3rd Mar 2012 09:25 UTC in reply to "I wonder ..."
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I also know of several restaurants in my area who have their POS (Point-Of-Sale) systems running Windows 98… there is a company in town that still develops a Restaurant POS that doesn’t really work well on any NT version of Windows, even XP. The developers are a pair of greybeards that cut their teeth on punchcards, so I think that this is their retirement spending cash.

Still, their setups are smart -- no floppy or cd-rom drives, USB ports disabled whenever possible, no network connections except between POS machines, touchscreen interface only (and older com-port touchscreens, too). It’s clear they know how dangerous connecting these fossils to the Internet would be, and they’ve warned their clients as such.

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