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Microsoft slashes Windows XP custom support prices just days before axing public patches

Gregg Keizer | April 17, 2014
Reduces after-retirement support costs for large enterprises as much as 95 percent

The general public cannot obtain the same critical XP security updates which will be provided to the large companies and other organizations that negotiate a CSA with Microsoft.

Instead, Microsoft has encouraged consumers and very small businesses still running Windows XP to upgrade their hardware to Windows 8.1 or purchase new PCs with that OS, an appeal that has been characterized by some as deaf to reality.

 

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