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  • Gmail will push users further away for XP and Vista

    Google quietly announced Tuesday that Gmail will stop supporting older versions of its Chrome browser, in a move that will put another nail in the coffins of Windows XP and Windows Vista.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank02 Feb. 17 09:05
  • Grace under pressure

    When the Ministry of Education moved ‘the heart of the organisation’ – its datacentre - to the cloud, the ICT team prepared for every possible scenario.

    Written by Divina Paredes23 Oct. 14 07:00
  • Labour demands answers from Internal Affairs on XP migration

    Labour has complained to the Ombudsman following what they claim to be a refusal by Internal Affairs minister Peter Dunne to respond to Official Information Act requests on the number of government agencies continuing to run computers on the Microsoft Windows XP operating system.

    Written by Computerworld NZ staff07 July 14 14:49
  • In Pictures: 9 reasons users won’t ditch Windows XP

    Microsoft stopped support for Windows XP on April 8: Meaning, no more software or security updates for the nearly 13-year-old OS, despite it still holding onto just under 30% of the desktop OS market (according to NetMarketShare). Microsoft wants XP users to upgrade to a newer Windows OS, preferably Windows 8.1. Yet many people are determined to hold on - you’ll have to pry Windows XP from their PC’s cold, dead hard drive. Here are nine reasons why.

    Written by Howard Wen08 April 14 07:55
  • Windows XP, Office 2003 deadline looms

    Microsoft has issued a reminder that security patches, software updates and technical support for Windows XP and Office 2003 ends next week on 8 April.

    Written by Hamish Barwick03 April 14 10:25
  • Nearly 7% of ANZ PCs face XP-related security exposure: Trend Micro

    Companies in Australia and New Zealand are well ahead of world pace in moving away from Windows XP – which is widely expected to become a security nightmare once Microsoft discontinues updates for the platform next Monday – but hundreds of thousands of regional PCs are still running the operating system, according to new statistics from Trend Micro.

    Written by David Braue01 April 14 20:56
  • Windows XP to Windows 8: Don't go there

    A majority of enterprises have migrated to Windows 7 or are planning to do so. But for Windows XP holdouts ready to side-step Windows 7 for the upcoming Windows 8 OS, you are risking a gap in support, stresses research firm Gartner in a new "first take" analysis of Windows 8 migration in the enterprise.

    Written by Shane O'Neill22 Sept. 11 07:17
  • Death of Windows XP SP2 support a security risk

    If your business is still running Service Pack 2 of Windows XP, security problems are lurking around the corner, according to new research from IT services vendor Softchoice stating that almost 80 percent of organizations surveyed risk a security breach if the do not upgrade to SP3.
    Why should SP2 users fear the reaper? Because Microsoft is ending support for SP2 on July 13, a date that was established when Windows XP SP3 was released on April 21, 2008. Paid support and security updates for SP2 will no longer be available, although Microsoft has stated that Windows XP SP2 users will still be allowed to access Microsoft online Knowledge Base articles, FAQs and troubleshooting tools.

    Written by Shane O'Neill22 June 10 22:00