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Poor Jud is daid

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“Poor Jud is daid…

Poor Jud Fry is daid…

All gather round his coffin now and cry.…

He had a heart of gold.…

And he wasn’t very old.…

Oh why did sich a feller have to die?”

 
My apologies to the writers of “Oklahoma”!  I was reminded of this poignant and comical eulogy when I read the latest news about the eminent demise of Windows XP back on April 9th of this year.

Windows XP launched in 2001 shortly after the short lived and much maligned Win ME and it has enjoyed an enormously successful run.  Many XP users refused to adopt the now discredited Win Vista which succeeded it.  Most are glad they held out for the much better Win Seven that followed.  MS finally stopped selling retail versions of XP in 2008 and now says that it will stop all support of the workhorse OS in April of 2014.  That means no more security updates which will effectively kill the OS for Internet users.  The Office Suite that pioneered along with WIN XP, Office XP (later updated slightly to Office 2003) will all be moth balled at the same time.

So what’s the hurry you ask?  Well listen to this argument from an MS spokeswoman:”  Windows XP and Office 2003 were great software releases for their time, but the technology environment has shifted. Technology continues to evolve and so do people’s needs and expectations. Modern users demand technologies that fit their personal work style and allow them to stay productive anywhere anytime, while businesses have an ever increasing need to protect data and ensure security, compliance and manageability. It is in a company’s – and its employees’ – best interest to take advantage of the modern Windows and Office software that is designed with these needs in mind.”  Win 7 is superior and you just don’t want to miss the features that make it better than XP.

You’ve got two years to make this transition, but don’t wait till the last minute; do it now.  Go ahead and get yourself a new Win 7 PC and a new monitor as well if you’re still using an old 15 to 17 inch model.  There have been major improvements in monitor technologies that will brighten up and clarify your desktop experience.  Consider also; this might be the time to move to a laptop and gain some portability along with space on your actual desktop.

Couldn’t resist one more verse from the Oklahoma eulogy:

 

“He looks like he’s asleep.…

It’s a shame that he won’t keep.…

But it’s summer and we’re runnin’ out a’ ice”

Poooor XP!  Poooor XP!

Folk’s, it’s summer and time to inter our good and trusty old friend, Win XP.  RIP!  

 

Till next week, send your questions to:

geekspeak@mchsi.com

 

jimhallWritten by Jim Hall. Email your questions to geekspeak@mchsi.com . You can find Jim online at HallsTrainingSolutions.com

 

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