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[2]: to be honest
by UltraZelda64 on Sat 31st May 2014 22:06 UTC in reply to "RE: to be honest"
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If Linux was not such a mess and stable, perhaps I would reconsider using it on a daily basis, but update are now in GB and often breaks everything for the sake of... of evolution ? Oooh, just like Windows.

Eh? Maybe I'm no longer good at judging (after all--I stopped using bloated desktop environments a while back.) Still, I did not uninstall any part of the KDE 4 desktop that came standard with openSUSE 13.1, and the largest update I've seen was maybe 200-250 MB. And that is after quite a large amount of time (a month or two) not even checking. My Debian server is downright boring, because it's so stable all I ever get is "no updates available" or the max that I've seen it give is two or three updates.

Install a basic window manager or desktop environment (hint: it doesn't have to be KDE 4 or GNOME 3) and you won't be downloading gigabytes of updates. Hell, from my experience, even with one of the most bloated Linux desktops I never got anywhere near your claimed gigs of updates, so I'm gonna just call bullshit on your claim and end it there.

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RE[3]: to be honest
by shakeshuck on Sat 31st May 2014 22:59 in reply to "RE[2]: to be honest"
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...and often breaks everything for the sake of... of evolution

Sorry, but I couldn't agree more. Happens again and again and again... things work, then they don't... for no good reason.

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