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Re: End of days: XP question(s)
04/05/14 06:01 AM


> So...I've been (finally) checking out 7 . I fucking hate it. The interface is okay,
> and I've been getting used to that. But the differences in function, apparently
> mainly for 'sharing' shit, and then some other things...that I'll never ever
> use....suck.

I've never quite understood the impulse the cling to obsolete software. Sure, Win 7 has some warts, just like XP did. And you'll get used to them, just like you did with XP. There's no need to upgrade every year just because Microsoft tells you to, but XP is 13 years old. It's just time to move on.

> So I looked up why XP might be vulnerable. Here this guy Tim Rains says, "When
> Microsoft releases a security update, security researchers and criminals will often
> times reverse engineer the security update in short order in an effort to identify
> the specific section of code that contains the vulnerability addressed by the
> update." Now, if no security updates are released, then this issue disappears, right?

That specific issue, yes. The larger problem is that if and when more vulnerabilities are found, regardless of how, they won't be patched. As the holes pile up, security just gets worse and worse.

> So then he goes on to talk about browser and document readers. The only
> web-interactive document reader I use is Foxit. The critical places I visit are my
> bank, ebay/paypal, netflix...that's about it. I don't watch much porn, I visit two
> forums here included, I don't do any online services like Steam or ANYthing. And
> that's about it. How vulnerable can I be?

More than you think. There have been plenty of cases where legit sites have been compromised, and then hijack or distribute malware to everyone who visits them. Staying on the more well-traveled parts of the web is safer, but not foolproof by any means.

> Also, will XP soon be less desirable because of its minority in the market place?

Probably, but it still shares code with the newer OSes, so some exploits will likely work cross platform. Vista, 7, and 8 will get patched, but XP won't.







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* End of days: XP question(s) Traso 04/05/14 01:55 AM
. * First XP updates out early today..... Traso  04/09/14 07:44 AM
. * How is the ReactOS? XP clone. Dullaron  04/09/14 03:22 AM
. * Re: How is the ReactOS? XP clone. Traso  04/09/14 07:52 AM
. * Re: How is the ReactOS? XP clone. Dullaron  04/11/14 06:38 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) DMala  04/05/14 06:01 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Traso  04/06/14 07:19 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) SmitdoggAdministrator  04/11/14 08:40 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Traso  04/13/14 10:06 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) URherenow  04/14/14 02:26 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Sune  04/14/14 04:56 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) URherenow  04/14/14 09:50 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Traso  04/14/14 11:25 PM
. * Getting settled..... Traso  04/17/14 05:28 AM
. * Re: Getting settled..... Sune  04/19/14 05:23 PM
. * Re: Getting settled..... Traso  04/25/14 12:04 AM
. * Re: Getting settled..... URherenow  04/25/14 04:06 AM
. * Re: Getting settled..... Traso  04/25/14 05:27 AM
. * Re: Getting settled..... keshbach1  04/26/14 03:07 AM
. * Re: Getting settled..... Sune  04/25/14 06:04 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Vas Crabb  04/14/14 11:43 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) URherenow  04/14/14 11:58 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Robbbert  04/14/14 11:49 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) SmitdoggAdministrator  04/13/14 10:18 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Traso  04/14/14 01:51 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) MooglyGuy  04/07/14 10:22 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) krick  04/08/14 04:51 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) R. Belmont  04/09/14 06:13 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Robbbert  04/07/14 10:53 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) MooglyGuy  04/08/14 05:49 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) JWJr  04/08/14 06:07 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) MooglyGuy  04/08/14 06:58 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) JWJr  04/08/14 09:55 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) MooglyGuy  04/09/14 10:49 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Vas Crabb  04/09/14 11:29 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Traso  04/08/14 04:47 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) MooglyGuy  04/08/14 05:52 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) DMala  04/09/14 03:29 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) MooglyGuy  04/09/14 10:55 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Traso  04/08/14 09:52 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Anonymous  04/09/14 03:09 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) R. Belmont  04/09/14 06:09 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Traso  04/11/14 06:35 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) URherenow  04/06/14 04:09 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Traso  04/07/14 08:20 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) URherenow  04/08/14 04:04 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Sune  04/07/14 11:16 PM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) CTOJAH  04/07/14 11:33 PM
. * Ahm....XP mode is part of the deprecation, yo..... (nt) Traso  04/08/14 04:51 AM
. * Do you mean they will stop offering it for download? Sune  04/08/14 03:29 PM
. * Re: Do you mean they will stop offering it for download? Traso  04/08/14 09:44 PM
. * Re: Do you mean they will stop offering it for download? Sune  04/09/14 03:07 AM
. * Details missed on za page? Traso  04/09/14 07:42 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) krick  04/05/14 06:57 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Master O  04/08/14 03:52 PM
. * HOSTS files Sune  04/09/14 03:45 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) URherenow  04/09/14 03:19 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Moose  04/05/14 03:35 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) RW-Column  04/09/14 09:20 AM
. * Re: End of days: XP question(s) Dullaron  04/09/14 09:59 AM
. * Don't be a moron URherenow  04/09/14 11:43 AM

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