Windows XP

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German City Hopes To Wean Citizens Off Windows XP With Free Linux CDs

Joey-Elijah Sneddon | OMG! Ubuntu! | June 23, 2013

Thousands of free Linux CDs are to be distributed to citizens of a German city in spring of next year. Read More »

Linux Moves Into Space Station

James Goode | Linux News | May 31, 2013

Laptop computers essential to the day-to-day operations of the International Space Station (ISS) crew will be switching operating systems from Windows XP to Linux, according to published reports. Read More »

NHS Urged to Consider Microsoft Alternatives Following Cyber Attacks

Jon Hoeksma | Digital Health | May 17, 2017

In the wake of Friday’s international cyber attacks, which caused widespread disruption across NHS organisations, a small team of developers is recommending the health service reduce its reliance on Microsoft. The NHS almost exclusively uses Microsoft operating systems, some of which – like Windows XP – are no longer officially supported. To demonstrate that there is a licence-free alternative, GP Marcus Baw and technologist Rob Dyke have adapted the open source Linux-based Ubuntu operating system specifically for the NHS...

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Time to make the jump from Microsoft XP to Linux?

If you're running Microsoft XP on your personal computer (PC), after April 8, 2014 you are apparently on your own.  Actually you and 1/3 of all the PC owners in the world still running XP are on your own. So you have a lot of company - see Infographic. This is such an important issue to so many people around the globe, including many working in the healthcare industry, that OHNews decided this should be posted as a 'Hot News' item, rather than posting this as a blog. Read More »

Update: IRS Misses XP Deadline, Will Spend $30M To Upgrade Remaining PCs

Gregg Keizer | Computer World | April 11, 2014

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) acknowledged last week that it missed the April 8 cut-off for Windows XP support and will be paying Microsoft for an extra year of security patches.  But the tax agency disputed an earlier estimate by Computerworld that put the cost of those patches in the millions, saying that it was paying Microsoft "less than $500,000" for the after-retirement support.

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What Health Orgs Need To Know About Heartbleed

Lauren Still | Government HealthIT | April 10, 2014

As the greater health IT collective was preparing for the Windows XP end of life date, and accompanying zero-day attacks, another major security exploit hit the market without warning.

CVE-2014-0160, or Heartbleed (due to it exploiting a feature called heartbeat) nicknamed by the security firm that first publicly disclosed it, is a serious vulnerability in OpenSSL cryptographic software library.

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White Hat Hackers Hit 12 American Hospitals To Prove Patient Life 'Extremely Vulnerable'

Thomas Fox-Brewster | Forbes | February 23, 2016

A two-year research project into the security of 12 hospitals and a variety of medical technologies has concluded that patient health is “extremely vulnerable” to digital attacks. The report, shown to FORBES ahead of publication today, comes from Independent Security Evaluators (ISE), a San Diego-based security outfit that formed out of Johns Hopkins more than a decade ago...

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Why Feds Are Still Buying IT That Works With Windows XP

Aliya Sternstein | | April 1, 2014

During the past year, various agencies have bought or expressed interest in buying products compliant with a Microsoft operating system set to lose security support next week, according to a review of federal solicitations and the agencies themselves. The Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, as well as the Veterans Affairs, Labor and State departments are a few of the Windows XP holdouts.

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Windows XP And Windows 8: The Worst Possible Combination For Microsoft

Steve Ranger | ZDNet | February 2, 2014

ZDNet's Monday Morning Opener: The death of XP and the birth of Windows 8 could create an unexpected opportunity for Android and Apple. Read More »

Windows XP Dies At 12 1/2 After Long Illness

Larry Seltzer | ZD Net | April 8, 2014

Microsoft Windows XP's lifecycle came to an end today after a tumultuous 12-year reign as the most successful operating system ever.  Despite great market success, Windows XP had been suffering from severe security vulnerabilities almost since birth.

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