What is wrong with Windows 7?
On 7/16/2013 3:38 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
> Yes, agree about being FORCED to "upgrade" when Microshaft stops doing security updates. At both the
> studio and my other company, we're not sure what we're going to do, but we already know we'll now
> have to budget lots of money for needless computer changes in 2014. There is very serious thought
> and talk about just moving to Mac, the idea being that Microsoft has now diverged from our best
> interests. What we'll do about legacy XP software is anyone's guess.
> -- Tom Fine
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> From: "Arthur Gaer" <[log in to unmask]>
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> Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 2:28 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Audio workstation recommendations?
>> Hi Tom,
>> 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
>> On Jul 16, 2013, at 1:21 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> 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.
>> Arthur Gaer
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