Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 31st May 2014 20:29 UTC

Microsoft has stopped providing XP users with security updates, forcing them to either upgrade to another, newer operating system, or gamble with their safety. While the latest usage figures show that a large portion of users are moving away from XP, there's still a sizable number of users who aren't - or can't.

If you're an XP user, or know some XP users, there's a trick which makes it possible to receive security updates for the aging OS for another five years - right up until April 2019.

I have a better solution. No registry hacks required!

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RE[3]: to be honest
by shakeshuck on Mon 2nd Jun 2014 09:51 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: to be honest"
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May I ask what you consider a top-tier distro? Are you talking about commercial ventures or freebies?

I went back to using OpenSuSE because at the time it was the ONLY distro that would allow me to create a bootable raid drive at install time (others promised but didn't deliver). I had faith in them.
I had other raid drives configured, too. Then one day after an update my drives no longer appeared at boot. No warning. After digging about it turned out the drive was OK, but the implementation had changed and it was no longer mounted automatically. Why? I Dunno.

I want to be able to use my machine without constantly having to research why something doesn't work any more. I hate MS but it's rare they bork an update completely.

Edited 2014-06-02 09:52 UTC

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