Chuckle. Maybe the malware-writers of the world will actually do the world a favour by blowing that other OS out of the water in April. I think malware is one of the top few reasons to migrate to GNU/Linux. This could bring on board another few hundred million disenfranchised slaves of M$. I recommend that users of XP, before or soon after Armageddon, migrate to Debian GNU/Linux, the universal operating system that will work for them instead of M$ and “partners”.
“Security experts have been predicting that malware creators all over the world are finding exploits anywhere they can within the OS and holding on to them. They know if they unleash an exploit now, it will be fixed. But if they are patient and wait, and hope Microsoft doesn’t find the vulnerability, then they can use it for maximum gain come April 9.
The same holds true for Office 2003. Support for it ends on April 15, one week later. Office 2003 is still in wide use because it is on older machines running XP, and also some people prefer it. I was one of them. I never liked the ribbon interface introduced with Office 2007, but I also saw the writing on the wall.”
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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.