[lug] Windows XP End-of-Life: April 8, 2014

Bear Giles bgiles at coyotesong.com
Wed Apr 9 17:07:38 MDT 2014

A lot of people are bots but don't know it. They're like any other parasite
- the flashy ones kill their hosts so they don't survive. The ones that
just suck resources but remain out of site can survive for a very long time.

On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 12:02 PM, Donald <donvukovic at gmail.com> wrote:

>  On 4/9/2014 11:43 AM, Bear Giles wrote:
> But if you're totally isolated from the net - go for it.
> It seems that M$ and the media has created an all-or-nothing future.
> April 8th has gone by and the world has not caved in. (remember Y2K)
> Yes, the loss of updates will move along and bite a few people.
> Yes, the loss of updates will have people thinking about new hardware.
> Yes, the loss of updates will get the hardware vendors selling cheap
> machines to the unwashed masses.
> but, if your XP machine did not outright fail a month ago, why would it
> fail on April 10th ?
> The proverbial needle in the haystack, that your machine is already in the
> sights of some nefarious entity waiting for M$ to stop updating XP to make
> your machine a BOT is a little far fetched.
> The virus scanner people will update their software to wart off some of
> the simpler bugs, and maybe even some of the more virulent strains out
> there.
> The heartbleed crisis seems to need more attention then XP.
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