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Main Sections Technology News Reviews Features Product Finder Downloads Drivers Community TechSpot Forums Today's Posts Ask a Question News & Comments Useful Resources Best of the Best Must Reads Trending Now ITWorld notes, an unclassified Navy document, that "the Microsoft applications affect critical 'command and control systems' on ships and land-based legacy systems. Plus upgradation takes time especially on daily used machines. -7 1 year ago Reply Fatal T ^This. Slate Slate Sign In Sign Up TechSearchSearchSubscribeSyriaOil and Gas Sales to the Syrian Regime Are Now ISIS’s Largest Source of Funds, Report SaysWestern UnionWestern Union Will Pay $586 Million For Aiding useful reference

The Army recently green-lit an extension of Windows XP support for "over 8,000 devices," Ars Technica points out. However, i belive i would upgrade to Win8.1 Pro and later Win10 Pro for sure. Post a comment Load all comments... Continue to site » This web site uses cookies to improve your experience. http://money.cnn.com/2015/06/26/technology/microsoft-windows-xp-navy-contract/

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It's not pretty and the more you know, the less you want to know. Just so stupid. 0 1 year ago Reply Aman2901 XP was more secure. Indeed, they are not alone in this regard. Fortunately because of the contract, Microsoft will continue issuing security updates for Windows XP, Microsoft Office 2003, Windows Server 2003 and Exchange 2003 to the Navy. "The Navy relies on a

then why don't they switch to w7 or even w8.1 ? -2 1 year ago Reply Cleavitt76 For systems used by consumers it's a "hackers delight."  For systems running on internal For government money is nothing. Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2016. However, we’d like to take a moment to travel back in time to last spring, when Windows XP expired.

Absolutely correct, they did nothing essentially and now the cost to upgrade is most likely twice what they're paying Microsoft now. It is the military we are talking about, after all - not some random PC gamer or IT professional. The duration of the contract will, if all things go well, last for about a year. http://www.zdnet.com/article/us-navy-pays-out-millions-to-microsoft-to-keep-running-windows-xp/ We realize we’re beating a dead horse by continuously nagging about upgrading away from Windows XP; and honestly, if you haven’t upgraded yet, you’ve already taken serious risks with your business’s

Makes sense to me 1 1 year ago Reply OMG55 Everyone updates their operting systems, including Apple and Linux (Free). If it’s not, we’ll outline your choices and help you decide on a plan of action. Martyn Williams covers mobile telecoms, Silicon Valley and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Our government knows how to create "taxes".

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We need to worry more about Australia because they have Tony Abbott. The guided-missile frigate USS McClusky heads to the Pacific Rim for training exercises in this 2010 photo. "A plan for migrating to current and supported capabilities has been developed and is Windows Xp Us Navy Learn more about this here. Still Using Windows Xp 2016 As Ars Technica points out, the Army announced in April that it would require a similar contract with Microsoft to support about 8,000 devices using XP.

When there are 322+ million people, 4 million is about 1.2% of the people with dial-up. 100Mbt speed is higher than the average in the US, but it is only a see here Really!!!!! The latest example is he US Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, who has signed a $9.1 million contract extension with Microsoft that will allow the company to keep offering If we're being honest with ourselves, though, we know that that's not going to happen. Windows Vista Year

THAT'S WHY... 0 1 year ago Reply OldDogSparky The integration of systems in the military is so complicated that no one there knows exactly how it all fits together. They are running probably billion dollar systems off of XP that they would have to recontract with vendors to support an upgrade to make sure it runs properly and whatnot. Yea 0 1 year ago Reply Gabriel Hernandez5 Do you mean Windows 10? http://vgvinc.com/windows-xp/i-need-windows-xp.php Force them to migrate! 0 1 year ago Reply Alexwinphone XP on the navy yet?!....wow.... 0 1 year ago Reply max-ecs Us navy management is totally crazy maybe they could spend

Ok not surprised. 0 1 year ago Reply booog89 Maybe MS should create a military version of Windows like... Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate. Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.

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Steven A. WINDOWS XP... At the same time, you have a brain drain going on where the best and the brightest tend to move to private companies for a much higher salary. The OS is 13 Years old.

In 2013, the Navy started transitioning out of Windows XP but wasn't fast enough. But I really thought that dial-up is far outdated. Yeah windows xp and windows 7 are the best till now. 0 1 year ago Reply David Cooltions Cheaper to get 10... 0 1 year ago Reply wyldkytten For all those Get More Info So what do we do?

The navy runs a number of "legacy applications" that require Windows XP, which it is in the process of replacing. Read More Share: How to Write an IT Services RFP (w/ Bonus RFP Template) If you’re an IT manager that has recently been tasked with finding an IT serv… Read More Data from Net Applications puts XP's current share at just over 14 percent. Dial-up is where you connect through an old style modem, 56K baud with all that screeching and other noises.

Seems unintuitive. 0 1 year ago Reply Cleavitt76 What you just described sounds like how my employer (a privately owned company) operates.  The reality is that any large organization has issues Just a small piece of dust in comparison to what they must be spending daily. 4 1 year ago Reply eddp77 Yea exactly, one jet is guna be 10 times that When this happens, you’re stuck in a conundrum; either upgrade and replace the solution, or run an unsupported operating system that’s vulnerable to the many threats that are found on the Sometimes these applications are absolutely mission-critical, and imperative to the success of your business.

And most bank ATMs are still running Windows XP as well.