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Old 09-06-2016, 09:49 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Microsoft takes millions from Navy each year just to keep Windows XP running.


Microsoft takes millions from Navy each year just to keep Windows XP running. They take about 9 million each year. Evil Microsoft. The Navy barley has any money as it is, thanks to Obama, that evil monkey. The Navy does not owe M$ a single cent, those brave men and women risk their lives for our country, and M$ wants to take advantage of them because of an old OS so they can get extra $$$$$! Leave the Navy alone Microsoft!!! Trump is going to end you when he becomes president!


Don't believe me? google it.
 
Old 09-06-2016, 10:35 PM   #2
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Care to send me a can of that beer, too?
 
Old 09-07-2016, 02:29 AM   #3
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Microsoft takes millions from Navy each year just to keep Windows XP running.
Which when you consider the number of legacy / embedded XP systems government and military organisations have works out at a couple of dollars per machine per year which is excellent value compared to the cost of replacing XP. Oh and before you whine on about "linux being freeeeeeee" it's not "free". For any large scale migration there's extensive costs in terms of person hours in both the physical installation and re-training. In addition you'll find that the reason systems are still on XP is that there may be legacy or in-house software that can't run on any other OS platform and would cost considerably more to redevelop.

Get your head out the sand and get in touch with the realities of large scale IT.

Oh wait, you're a Trumpite, you've no idea what reality is.
 
Old 09-07-2016, 05:37 AM   #4
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I'm already hoping you'll change your username to 'fromlin2win'.
 
Old 09-07-2016, 06:11 AM   #5
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I'm already hoping you'll change your username to 'fromlin2win'.
Whenever I see posts like the OP's, the first thing that springs to my mind is that the only explanation could be that they have been planted by someone else as a false flag operation. I mean, no-one can really be that naive and hyper-opinionated, can they?
 
Old 09-07-2016, 06:28 AM   #6
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Hey, what's this thing do?

Last edited by Habitual; 09-07-2016 at 06:32 AM.
 
Old 09-07-2016, 07:50 AM   #7
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A company MAKES MONEY from the government?!!?!

You don't say!
 
Old 09-07-2016, 12:27 PM   #8
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A company MAKES MONEY from the government?!!?!

You don't say!
And....

A company has a support contract with a client?

You don't say!
 
Old 09-07-2016, 12:31 PM   #9
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Microsoft takes millions from Navy each year just to keep Windows XP running. They take about 9 million each year. Evil Microsoft. The Navy barley has any money as it is, thanks to Obama, that evil monkey. The Navy does not owe M$ a single cent, those brave men and women risk their lives for our country, and M$ wants to take advantage of them because of an old OS so they can get extra $$$$$! Leave the Navy alone Microsoft!!! Trump is going to end you when he becomes president!
You do realize that what you're arguing for is communism, right?
 
Old 09-07-2016, 03:20 PM   #10
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XP runs a lot of hospital equipment, too. It is still (koff, koff ...) a damned good system.
 
Old 09-07-2016, 04:02 PM   #11
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Big Banks in this country are paying out the nose also for Extended support for ATMs.
 
Old 09-07-2016, 05:26 PM   #12
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Yup ... just last week I stumbled-upon a crashed ATM that was displaying "OS/2 Presentation Manager."
 
Old 09-07-2016, 05:28 PM   #13
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Yup ... just last week I stumbled-upon a crashed ATM that was displaying "OS/2 Presentation Manager."
But, but... OS/2 DOESN'T CRASH! That's what the marketing said...
 
Old 09-07-2016, 05:33 PM   #14
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... yeah ...
 
Old 09-07-2016, 09:08 PM   #15
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Microsoft takes millions from Navy each year just to keep Windows XP running. They take about 9 million each year. Evil Microsoft. The Navy barley has any money as it is, thanks to Obama, that evil monkey. The Navy does not owe M$ a single cent, those brave men and women risk their lives for our country, and M$ wants to take advantage of them because of an old OS so they can get extra $$$$$! Leave the Navy alone Microsoft!!! Trump is going to end you when he becomes president!
You do realize that what you're arguing for is communism, right?
Orange is the new Red (Menace)!
 
  


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