Re: XP warnings


On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 04:21 pm, Shaun Everiss wrote:
Xp is quite secure as long as you don't have to go online via standard net.
Which brings us full circle as far as your average home or business user goes:   It's neither safe nor secure, and hasn't been for some time.

When you add in the fact that the version of IE that runs under XP is not even allowed to access certain websites (by them) and cannot handle many contemporary web coding standards you end up with a bad situation just from a usability perspective.

There are myriad really, really good reasons that no computing professional will ever tell you that it's A-OK to run an unsupported operating system, any unsupported operating system, and particularly if it is interacting with cyberspace.  They have a finite shelf life, and the ones that have been around for decades bear minimal resemblance, under the hood, to their original forms in all kinds of functions.  They are being actively supported and changed as circumstances dictate.
Brian  Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1703, Build 15063  (dot level on request - it changes too often to keep in signature)

     The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.  But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.

            Niels Bohr



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