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Re: Windows XP EOL

From:

Riley Childs <[log in to unmask]>

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Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>

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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 00:18:52 -0500

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Smart, too bad we can't do that in our learning lab!

Riley Childs
Student
Asst. Head of IT Services
Charlotte United Christian Academy
(704) 497-2086
RileyChilds.net
Sent from my Windows Phone, please excuse mistakes
________________________________
From: John Palmer<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Sent: 3/2/2014 12:14 AM
To: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Windows XP EOL

We are migrating our oldest machines (Pentium, 64-128Mb, 30gb hdd) to
TinyLinux.

Our Pentium and Celeron machines with 256 Mb, 100gb machines are going to
Xubuntu.

Anything below 4GB RAM is going to Ubuntu 12.04

 4GB+ goes to Windows 7.



On Saturday, March 1, 2014, Justin Coyne <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> They won't be a security risk on April 8th, but the first time that MS
> publishes security patches after that date for newer version, security
> researchers will examine the patches.  Doing so will give them an idea
> about how to exploit the problem the patch was for.  They will then try to
> run the exploit on XP and see if it is vulnerable. Eventually they will
> find an exploit that works against XP.
>
> Even if you have a AV, people can exploit your machine without using a
> virus.  Is that a risk you want to accept?
>
> -Justin
>
>
> On Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 4:59 PM, Jimm Wetherbee <[log in to unmask]<javascript:;>>
> wrote:
>
> > Just because MS won't support XP any more doesn't mean those machines are
> > instantly useless or a security risk come April 8th.  We will not be
> doing
> > anything with our lab computers until Summer because they are too old to
> > run Windows 8 but we cannot do without them.
> >
> > --jimm
> >
> >
> > On Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 5:28 PM, Riley Childs <[log in to unmask]<javascript:;>
> > >wrote:
> >
> > > Hi,
> > > I wanted to hear how people are dealing with the Windows XP End-of-Life
> > > (if anything at all :(
> > >
> > >
> > > Personally I am migrating the computers that can run it to Windows 8
> (we
> > > ran out of 7 licenses and someone (years ago) bought SA, but that's
> > another
> > > story), and when April 7th comes around: throw anything we can't use
> away
> > > (sigh).
> > >
> > > Riley Childs
> > > Student
> > > Asst. Head of IT Services
> > > Charlotte United Christian Academy
> > > (704) 497-2086
> > > RileyChilds.net
> > > Sent from my Windows Phone, please excuse mistakes
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> >
>

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