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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