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25 min ago | Free Republic

50 Open Source Replacements for Windows XP

Microsoft officially ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. That means the company is no longer patching newly discovered security vulnerabilities in the operating system, and people who continue to use it are opening themselves up to security risks.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Microsoft, Startups, Open Source Software, Linux, Ubuntu

4 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

Banks Raise Investment On E-Banking Channels

Deposit Money Banks in the country have significantly increased the level of investment in their electronic banking channels as part of efforts to combat the rising threat to the alternative banking system.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Seeking Alpha

Microsoft Windows Phone Should Gain Momentum Despite Sagging Growth In Smartphone Markets

Investors seem to get it - the smartphone market is saturated. Share prices of all major smartphone vendors sagged in 2013.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Microsoft, Startups, Wireless, Telecom, Nokia

Neowin.net

Canonical trying to lure XP users with the release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for Desktop

There are a range of improvements to the latest version of the popular distro, such as "a slicker experience, with improvements to the Unity [user interface]", Canonical stated.

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Related Topix: Ubuntu, Science / Technology, Open Source Software

[H]ard OCP

Next Windows Obsolescence Panic is 450 days

Countdowns are such fun, just look how much fun we had with 2012 and the end of life on Earth, followed closely by the Windows XP shutdown.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

BetaNews

The most popular stories on BetaNews this past week: April 13 -- April 19

It's nearly a week since Microsoft ended support for Windows XP, but there are still around a quarter of Avast customers who plan on sticking with the old dog a little longer.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Science / Technology, Keyboards, Google, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Times Herald

Jim Ketchum: Demise of Windows XP is a story of love won then lost

It came as sort of a "Dear John" letter -- or maybe "Dear User," since Microsoft sent it.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Microsoft, Startups

The Telegraph

Upgrade prop for PCs

Calcutta, April 19 : Microsoft's decision to discontinue support to the Windows XP operating system earlier this month has helped to arrest the steady fall in sales of personal computers globally.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Science / Technology, Computers

The Miami Herald

Computer glitch disrupts testing for 1,200 Miami-Dade students

A computer glitch temporarily halted FCAT testing for hundreds of Miami-Dade students this week in a reminder of the potential downside to replacing No.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Science / Technology, Standardized Testing, Education, St Johns County, FL

WinBeta

MsMpEng.exe application error renders Microsoft Security Essentials useless on Windows XP

Microsoft has rolled out a new antimalware engine and signatures to correct a bug with Microsoft Security Essentials, Forefront Client Security, Forefront Endpoint Protection, Windows Intune Endpoint Protection, and System Center Endpoint Protection, which rendered the security solutions unusable on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Science / Technology

InformationWeek

Re: Windows XP holdouts

Using words like "holdouts' and "excuses" indicates that you are on the Microsh*t payroll.

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Oracle

After Windows XP and Office 2003: E-Business Suite Implications

Our policy for the E-Business Suite is that we support certified third-party products as long as the third-party vendor supports them.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Microsoft Office, Microsoft, Startups

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Hispanic Business

Do a Ana County says good-bye Windows XP

But, until the upgrades are installed, its computers running Windows XP -- along with millions in the same situation worldwide -- are at increased risk for software attacks.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, PC

CIO

Analysts Have Mixed Emotions in Bidding Farewell to XP

CIO - Microsoft's end-of-support deadline for Windows XP last week came with mixed emotions.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, CIO News, Microsoft, Startups, Science, Computer Science, PC, Computers

CBS Atlanta

Personal data alert: Smartphone thefts in US doubled in 2013

A report published showed that 3.1 million smartphones were stolen in the US last year, that's a big jump from the 1.6 million figure in 2012.

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Related Topix: US Federal Bureau of Investigation, US News, Science / Technology, Computer Security

Lifehack.org

Graphic Designer Explores The Human Experience Using Computer Error Messages

Victoria Siemer a.k.a Witchoria , a Brooklyn based graphic designer is currently creating a series of photographs names "Human Error".

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ComputerWorld

IE6: Retired but not dead yet

Microsoft may have retired Internet Explorer 6 last week, but it's still keeping track of the ancient browser's user share on a death watch-like website that's been running for more than three years.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Science / Technology, Redmond, WA, Web Design, Arts, Computers

Customer Interaction Solutions

Banks Don't Have Latest Microsoft System

Most banks have not changed their operating systems to the new Microsoft widows 7 and 8, exposing themselves to computer-generated attacks, the Microsoft Uganda manager has said.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Science, Computer Science, Science / Technology

Thu Apr 17, 2014

CNet News

Ubuntu Linux Has What It Takes to Challenge Windows on the Desktop

A new Long Term Support release of Ubuntu Linux, code-named "Trusty Tahr," arrives just as Microsoft ends support on Windows XP.

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Related Topix: Ubuntu, Open Source Software, Science / Technology, Linux, Microsoft, Startups

MSDN Blogs

The story behind Windows XP's Bliss wallpaper

03-Oct-2008: Syndicated to the Dynamics Communities . 10-Oct-2008: First Post by Scott Stephenson.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Startups, Social Software, Microsoft

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