“On 30 October, the centre, part of the Ministry of Security and Justice, published a ‘Factsheet’ urging users of this aged system to switch to more modern alternatives, including "Linux-based operating systems such as Red Hat and Ubuntu". The vendor has announced ending all support for its decade-old computer operating system in April next year. The centre is warning that this will make the system vulnerable to errors, including security issues allowing attackers access to the computer system. "The cyber security centre recommends to replace or upgrade to an operating system that is supported with updates."
The centre’s main target groups are the country’s ministries and national government councils and service organisations.”
I wish my government pointed the way. I would suggest they recommend Debian GNU/Linux. I find it more reliable than Ubuntu GNU/Linux and less expensive than Red Hat GNU/Linux.
Nope. My government plans to be M$’s slave for years to come… Instead of looking towards a lower-cost IT system next year, they plan on paying M$ for permission to use their hardware. Heck. They may just buy new hardware so they can please M$.