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On Sun, May 14, 2017 at 3:42 PM Hisham <> wrote:
On 14 May 2017 at 16:32, Jonathan Goble <> wrote:
> On Sun, May 14, 2017 at 2:44 PM Charles Heywood <>
> wrote:
>> To be blunt, I think it should fail on XP. XP reached end of the line
>> already and is no longer getting security updates, right?
> Correct. XP reached end of life in April 2014, and thus no longer receives
> security updates.

Microsoft (exceptionally?) just released a security patch for XP
against the WannaCry ransomware worm: in a sense that's an admission that it is still a relevant
platform in practical terms.

-- Hisham

I saw that. That's highly, highly unusual, as it's the first update in three years for XP. But you're right that it is basically an admission by Microsoft that XP is still practically relevant despite being officially dead for three years.