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Majority of businesses continue using Windows XP

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Majority of businesses continue using Windows XPThough Microsoft has pulled its support for Windows XP, a surprisingly large number of businesses are still running the aged OS in their operations.

Over 100 businesses attended the recently held TechEd North America 2014 conference. After they were surveyed by IT systems provider Adaptiva, it was revealed that 53 percent of the attendees were still using Windows XP within their organizations.

Of the 53 percent, 29 percent explained their inability to drop XP as a product of application compatibility issues. 15 percent said it was because the migration to a more modern system would take too much time. 4 percent blamed the migration cost, and 2 percent brought up user training concerns.

When Microsoft cut off all support for XP, it left the OS vulnerable to bugs and other security issues. Many businesses are aware of these hazards. At least 25 percent of the polled businesses admitted they were worried about security, 15 percent had taken advantage of the extended Windows XP support provided by Microsoft, and 17 percent stated they were in the process of migrating to Windows 8 or a mix of Windows 7 and 8.

Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager is being used by 80 percent of the businesses. About 43 percent have to support over 10,000 PCs, including desktops, laptops, and servers. 13 percent struggled with more than 10,000 PCs. These figures show how difficult and time-consuming the move away from XP is for many businesses.

Via [CNET]

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  1. Dear People, allow WinXP to be treated as a control variable, Z, as seemingly master architects attempt to build universal, supposedly intellectually entrenched, independently-willed, computer idols masked as life-consuming ideals. What a portrait of floating gambits from hopeful and viable motherboards, to a universe vomitus with prolonging zeroes and ones, a universe being kicked back in time. But by only a quark or less of time. Time that will retrace transistors, perhaps giving back some footsteps to dimensions of continuous, not categorical quicksands of lost, further contrived to nothingness. Does a true disdain exist for fractals, non-linearity, curved lines, and the curiosity, courage, and creativity of our human core? Keep treating WinXP as a control variable, which it is not, but null such to the void, when you create the Star for everything in between makes fools of us all, and renders hopelessness to those who need to follow the paths of unyielding experiments on them and humanity, in general.
    Sincerely,
    Professor John LeCapitaine
    731 Lumphrey Court
    River Falls, Wisconsin 54022

    Prof. John LeCapitaine