So what if MS stops security updates for XP.....
I have xp pro running on all of my stand alone audio work stations... none of them are on line !
Just like 10's of thousand corporate computers are running XP isolated from the internet as long as XP runs the existing internal programs MS dropping support doesnt matter.
My work stations are running Intel I3 with 8 gigs of ram .... more than xp knows what to do with but they run 12-18 hours a day and never blink.
Just run XP off line and save the hassel of finding replacement programs .
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From: Arthur Gaer <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 11:28 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Audio workstation recommendations?
If you or anyone is still using WinXP you should really try
to be rid of it within the next nine months. That's when
Microsoft will remove all support, which most importantly
means security support, for XP:
"After April 8, 2014, there will be no new security updates,
non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options
or online technical content updates..."
If anyone's XP equipment talks to a network in any way,
you'll want to replace it, upgrade the OS, or keep it
entirely disconnected from the Internet from that time
forward. I can only imagine the security holes the hacker
community is keeping in their pockets until April 9, 2014.
You really don't want to find out what those might be.
Personally I'm also a big advocate of Macs as well, enhanced
security being one significant benefit.
On Jul 16, 2013, at 1:21 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
> To be honest, if I had the funds to get rid of all the
legacy WinXP aspects of my studio, I'd go Mac today.
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