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End Of Security Support For Win9x/me And Nt/2k

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#1 MalikTous


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Posted 28 May 2008 - 07:30 PM

The end of May 2008 marks the end of support by Grisoft AVG and other free-subscription products for what was one of Microsoft's better OS versions. Many of us, I expect, will switch to Linux, others will use XP for a while but make plans to move to Linux.

Microsoft's biggest failure was incorporating Defective Restricted Media support into Windows 'Vista', the current incarnation of WinME. This is a major reason for large numbers of users to move to Linux, which does NOT support DRM ('digital rights management', a defective copy protection scheme). Further problems are caused by Microsoft's abandoning the command-line interface and dumbing-down the GUI.

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 11:37 PM

All true. I use the free version of media player though with XP - mplayerc.exe and it plays EVERYTHING without regard to DRM and it works just great with XP. It is based on a hacked version of code for MS mediaplayer but is widely available.
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 01:41 AM

Linux, which does NOT support DRM ('digital rights management', a defective copy protection scheme)

Sure it does, just run all your DRM programs under WINE! That way you get all the Linux yummy goodness AND your computer can treat you like a criminal without having to buy Vista!! It's the best of both worlds! :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 02:34 AM

just to throw a spanner in the works and cheer you all up ; the XP platform is apparently soon for the chop :flowers:

somehoo I think dear Vista may be the only alternative :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 11:03 PM

Last I heard it was August 2008 for support for 98 ME etc
End of support for version 7.5 is Dec 2008.
Sorry I cant find the links right now but it is on the Grisoft website
I saw it today

What does support mean?
If you can still update the virus definitons then the product still works.

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