Critical security patch for Windows XP issued

Discussion in 'Computers, Hardware, and Operating Systems' started by KX4OM, May 14, 2019.

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  1. KF5FEI

    KF5FEI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well, when a vendor wants $$ to "upgrade" software for their existing hardware for a newer OS, you stick with what works. Plus, if you have older equipment, there may be no software for newer a newer OS, or the vendor may be long gone.
  2. AA5CT

    AA5CT Ham Member QRZ Page

    But - but MS *just* released a critical patch for - what is the title of this thread again?
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  3. G8XQB

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  4. WD0BCT

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    Key word...Critical
    If they can't convince people not to run with scissors at least they can blunt them. :D
  5. AA5CT

    AA5CT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Aren't they all "critical"? When was the last time they labeled a patch as: "optional", "at your discretion", "unnecessary", "trivial", "when you get around to it"?

    I think we deep-sixed the idea that MS is _not_ supporting Xp (they are, for certain cash-paying customers that we don't hear about; this 'patch' is a result), the discussion turns to "how deep in the drink".
  6. AD5HR

    AD5HR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Somewhere in my storage building of useless Junque, I have an original
    IBM PC, first issue, complete with green phosphor monitor and keyboard.
    It has two 5" floppies and no hard drive.
    Probably worth less than $0.05, but I still have it.
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  7. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Cool Jon! That's EXACTLY what I bought about 1986 from Salvation Army - the original IBM PC, dual floppies, and green phosphor monitor. I got it for TEN BUCKS :eek:!! Even then it was worth probably $100 but was sold "untested as-is". I LOVED it - I had a big box of IBM / MS-DOS software and used it for word processing (Wordstar? Can't recall) and Visicalc (64 x 64 sheet max as I recall). My "power computer" was a pair of Commodore 64s for games, and a brand new Vendex IBM-Clone XT PC with CGA for "serious work" but I loved that IBM and reveled in the fact it sold just a few years earlier for $5000 and I got it for TEN BUCKS!!!

    those were crazy times to be involved in computers - hardware changed more frequently than I changed my socks!!!

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  8. AF7XT

    AF7XT Ham Member QRZ Page

    MFM and RLL drives anyone ?
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  9. AD5HR

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    I'll give it to you, but the shipping costs would make it
    pretty expensive nostalgia?
    Never had a Commodore but I had a Color Computer with
    every accessory.
    Hacked the ROM port, and built a text to speech board using
    an old "Orator" chip from a scorched pinball game.
    Lots of "fun", but machine code hex programming probably cost
    me half of my already thinning hair. <grin>
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  10. KD8DEY

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