Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Mar 2014 22:58 UTC

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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Probably an application developer. Why do you ask?

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1c3d0g Member since:

Why the f*ck would you need an "app" on a bloody ATM?!? That's why the numerous embedded O.S.'s are for!

I agree with RobG, whoever thought this was a good idea is a f*cking idiot and has no business designing/developing software for ATM's. >:(

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zima Member since:

Or... they saw numerous possible usages for apps on ATM-like devices that we have today - like what pica linked to nearby:
(and remember, this started already with OS/2 ...plenty of time has passed, plenty rewrites)

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