Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Mar 2014 22:58 UTC
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Some financial services companies are looking to migrate their ATM fleets from Windows to Linux in a bid to have better control over hardware and software upgrade cycles.

Pushing them in that direction apparently is Microsoft's decision to end support for Windows XP on April 8, said David Tente, executive director, USA, of the ATM Industry Association (ATMIA).

"There is some heartburn in the industry" over Microsoft's end-of-support decision, Tente said.

Say what you want about Microsoft, but when it comes to clear and well-communicated support cycles, they belong at the very top. This is the ATMIA's own fault for not properly getting ready for the future even though XP's EOL has been known years and years in advance, and has even been extended a few times.

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RE: Say what you want...
by Phloptical on Mon 24th Mar 2014 22:58 UTC in reply to "Say what you want..."
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//but when it comes to clear and well-communicated support cycles, they belong at the very top.//

LOL!!!

Don't know what fantasy land you're living in...

XP support was originally going to end long before now. They extended it. And now this:

"Microsoft today announced it will continue to provide updates to its security products (antimalware engine and signatures) for Windows XP users through July 14, 2015. Previously, the company said it would halt all updates on the same day as the end of support date for Windows XP: April 8, 2014."

Yeah... really clear and well-communicated... cause ya' never know if they'll change their mind...

...again.


"updates to its security products (antimalware engine and signatures) for Windows XP users through July 14, 2015"

Yeah....gotta love that reading comprehension.

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