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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Microsoft is Criticized for Abandoning XP

Microsoft is Criticized for Abandoning XP

Microsoft is Criticized for Abandoning XP

Added: Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
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AV software maker, Avast, has waded into the software giant for pulling the plug on Windows XP. Avast claimed that abandoning the popular OS was a big mistake, especially as Microsoft hasn’t provided an attractive possibility for people to upgrade.

Avast explained that security products can only do so much to keep XP users safe after the company stops patching the future vulnerabilities of the OS. In addition, abandoning Windows XP won’t only affect XP users, but will also create a huge security problem for the entire ecosystem. You can just imagine tens of millions of computers running XP connected to the Internet – unpatched and without security updates. Of course, all of them will be just waiting to be exploited. The vulnerable operating system will become an easy target for hackers. Besides, it will be regarded as a gateway to infect other non-XP operating systems. Avast also pointed out that many essential devices, including ATMs, are running Windows XP, and all of them will also be left exposed.

Nevertheless, one has to be fair to Microsoft – the company has given all users a very long time to say goodbye to their XP addiction. One would have thought that there would be a market for a security product staying ahead of the hackers – maybe Avast should consider this idea instead of complaining.

Posted by:  SuperAdmin
Date:  Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Comments (16) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2014-04-02 01:51:04)
stargazer53 avatarI use XP for 12 years and finally got over the addiction. Starting using 7. People will survive and life will go on.

posted by Turtle (2014-04-02 03:06:38)
bigcow2k avatarEverything technology-related will become obsolete eventually.

posted by (2014-04-02 03:37:47)
No avatarAvast, are you still supporting products you sold in 2002 for free? No, F you, whiners! Go complain to Apple about their 4 years of support (or 2 years in a lot of cases as with my ipod touch 3rd gen). In 5 years when the world has tons and tons of iOS devices (way more than XP), the problem will be 10X worse because Apple's security is 10X worse than Microsoft's, and Apple is not willing to backpatch OS versions from 5+ years ago. iOS devices are probably more exposed than a typical NAT'd XP box, which has a built in firewall, that also allows you to install third party firewalls if you wanted.
So all the whining, is mostly due to cheap ass people and unprepared people who blame others for their issues (I'm looking at you, ATM makers).

posted by (2014-04-02 05:54:47)
cggc avatarno bets to buy and microsoft not said anything and it was well reported that avast can fix it.

posted by ET lover (2014-04-02 06:57:44)
Swivel avatarLOL at Avast "Microsoft hasn't provided an attractive possibility for people to upgrade". Windows 7 comes to mind (the new XP for Me)

posted by (2014-04-02 07:44:28)
frenzeed avatarlol i love the fact that they used ATM maker's as an example. here in Australia if the ATM you use isn't from the bank that your account is from. you get charged $2 - $5 per transaction absolute crooks. cant see why they cant use windows 8...fair enough its crap but its practically free...

posted by (2014-04-02 10:22:30)
TeryongNoypi avatari LOVE using Windows XP Pro SP3! Just bought a Vista to XP license downgrade a year or so ago for my desktop PC although i'm using Windows 8 Pro on my laptop.
XP & Win8 is BEST for me.....

posted by ET loverSuperman (2014-04-02 12:54:28)
tonymengela avatarjust make XP open source and let the community do what it will with it, they already do lol

posted by Kitty (2014-04-02 17:57:41)
Crash1 avatar@tonymengela ... are you NUTS? MICROSOFT? Giving away a SOURCE CODE? They still keep the source code for windows 3 a secret, and it's been out of use for 21 years.
The ONLY way to get the source code for a Microsoft product is to DE-COMPILE it, which is illegal per MS's Terms Of Service. (not that this has stopped many people, but if you made it PUBLIC they'd be down on you like a ton of bricks!)

posted by Blocked (2014-04-02 20:58:25)
No avatarfor f sake move along its 2014 also who cares what avast thinks or say ppl had like ages to upgrade to better

posted by Blocked (2014-04-02 20:59:50)
No avataralso this is so last month news

posted by Turtle (2014-04-02 22:16:03)
magengar avatarAs much as I love XP, I still needed Change. So, I installed XPsp3 into an older computer so that I can still play with older software and games; and I installed Win7 in my newer computer to play with newer wares. Cool! Now I have all my peas in a pod! lol

posted by (2014-04-03 00:34:19)
No avatarBe Real Dude's anyone who thinks that microsoft will allow open source for xp must be a real lamer, to much of the old code in the new code if you see what i mean. christ get a brain.

posted by (2014-04-03 15:17:37)
Amit29 avatarits a Good yhing to do one cannot Hang around wid a Same thing......eventually Evry1 has to Die..

posted by ET loverSuperman (2014-04-03 16:03:40)
tonymengela avatarI cant believe someone took my comment seriously

posted by (2014-04-03 16:06:48)
cyberjackcyberjack123 avatartonymengela haha pmpl ... so true !!

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