[CALUG] Win XP End of Life

Randal T. Rioux randy at procyonlabs.com
Sun Mar 30 02:03:33 EDT 2014

"Ubuntu is a virus and hacker resistant operating system"

Careful there, cowboy.

On 3/28/2014 1:15 PM, Ron Swift wrote:
> Stuart Hirsch sent the enclosed letter to the Catonsville Senior Center
> operations manager. The center has a number of computers that are
> running Windows XP.
> I want to thank Stuart for helping to promote Ubuntu Linux and open-source.
> Thanks
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *The End OF XP*
> Stuart Hirsch
> Catonsville Sr. Center
> Microsoft has announced that it will no longer support its Windows XP
> operating system at the end of this month. This means that they will no
> longer provide system updates to correct software bugs and provide
> security on all computers running the XP operating system. This will
> leave your computer vulnerable to software bugs in the XP operating
> system and more importantly will create an opportunity for hackers to
> exploit without Microsoft closing these software holes.
> The best way to protect yourself is to trade your Windows computer for
> either an Apple Macintosh or a PC running Windows 7 or better. Be sure
> to take all your important files, back them up in a safe place (DVD,
> Flash Drive, Cloud, External HD) to be reloaded on your new computer.
> There is however good news for those who would like to use their current
> computer or want to save some money. Ubuntu is scheduled to release the
> new version (14.04) of its operating system in two weeks. Ubuntu is a
> virus and hacker resistant operating system that is supported by the
> professional and armature computer community as a nonprofit
> organization. It is free of charge and will run on many older computers.
> In fact it will outperform Windows because it is linux based. Most
> applications are also open source and free of charge. These applications
> are equal or better than that of their Windows counterparts.
> For further information check out Ubuntu-Maryland.org or contact me via
> Catonsville Central Railroad at Catonsville Sr. Center.
> -- 
> Ron Swift
> President
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