That's a lot of users. And we know what happens when you have something that's in short supply and with limited access with a large potential market, right? We're going to see a black market in XP patches.
Unless, of course, someone "generously" puts XP patches on BitTorrent. The problem with BitTorrented patches is that you can't really know whether you're getting the real patch or malware.
(Microsoft did not respond to a request to comment on the prospect of a black market for XP patches.)
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was cutting-edge and 300bit/sec. was a fast Internet connection — and we liked it! He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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