“Starting April 8, 2014, there will be no more patches or updates — including security ones — issued for Windows XP,” Mary Jo Foley reports for ZDNet. “This is despite the fact that Windows XP still had an estimated 37 percent share of all desktop operating systems as of June 2013.”
MacDailyNews Take: Luddites.
“Microsoft and its partners have a lot of work to do between now and then to try to get more businesses off Windows XP,” Foley reports. “Microsoft’s top Windows priorities for its fiscal year 2014 (which began on July 1, 2013) are to move all businesses off XP and to become the number one business tablet in the market, said Erwin visser, General Manager of Windows Commercial, during a breakout session at the show.”
MacDailyNews Take: Good luck with that.
Foley reports, “Microsoft and its partners would need to migrate 586,000 PCs per day over the next 273 days in order to get rid of all PCs running Windows XP, Visser said… Visser told partners that there’s an estimated $32 billion service opportunity for them in moving users off XP, given that companies are spending an average of $200 per PC to move off XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8.”
Full article here.
Here’s to the dull ones. The Luddites. The tedious. The non-achievers. The square pegs in the square holes.
The ones who refuse to see things differently. They’re extremely fond of rules. And they’ll do anything to maintain the status quo. You can demote them, disagree with them, decry or defy them.
About the only thing you can’t help but do is to ignore them. Because they never change things. They don’t invent. They don’t imagine. They don’t heal. They don’t explore. They don’t create. They don’t inspire. They retard the progress of the human race.
Maybe they have to be boring, unimaginative a-holes.
How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see nothing whatsoever? Or sit in silence and hear nothing at all? Or gaze at a red planet and see only a red planet?
Microsoft makes tools for these kinds of tools.
While some see them as the dull ones, we see criminals. Because the people who are uninspired enough to think they can never change a thing, are the ones who hold us all back.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Edward W.” for the heads up.]