Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st May 2014 16:45 UTC
Internet Explorer

Despite XP's end of support, Microsoft is still going to release the fix for the recent Internet Explorer vulnerability for the ageing operating system.

Even though Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft and is past the time we normally provide security updates, we've decided to provide an update for all versions of Windows XP (including embedded), today. We made this exception based on the proximity to the end of support for Windows XP. The reality is there have been a very small number of attacks based on this particular vulnerability and concerns were, frankly, overblown. Unfortunately this is a sign of the times and this is not to say we don’t take these reports seriously. We absolutely do.

If you're still on Windows XP, you deserve to be insecure. Get a modern operating system - Windows 7/8, OS X, Linux, anything. XP is outdated crap, and it's time to move on.

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RE[5]: XP Still Has a Place
by M.Onty on Thu 1st May 2014 22:35 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: XP Still Has a Place"
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So, you would rather have your grandmother run insecure, unsafe, unmaintained software, than take a few hours to teach her the things that changed?


Blimey, no need to make it so personal. He's not a bad person for not upgrading his granny's computer against her wishes, ill-informed though they may be.

There is such a thing as temperance and nuance when discussing these topics.

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