Reply to post: Re: Is XP end of life yet? Not in the PoS edition it isn't.

Is that a graphics driver on your shop's register – or a RAM-slurping bank card thief?

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Re: Is XP end of life yet? Not in the PoS edition it isn't.

"If you can back up you claim of 80% usage"

I can't. It came from some Microsoft PoS report or other. Sorry. If I remember, I'll post. Any PoS vendor basing product on full-fat Windows (and paying for it) is presumably missing a money-saving trick though, so I'd be surprised if the figure wasn't very substantial even if it's not 80%.

"The POS registry hack doesn't fix everything"

"the patches (a) will not cover XP components that aren't in the embedded OS"

Can you be more specific? E,g. examples of what it doesn't fix? [I wonder if there is some naming confusion here; it wouldn't be difficult, given that there's XP classic, XP Embedded, and Windows POSready, which are all basically the same OS with subtle differences in configuration and big differences in licensing, ref 1, 2, 3]

"the patches (a) will not cover XP components that aren't in the embedded OS"

Examples welcome (I acknowledge these are Bill de Haan's words, not your words).

While everyone's looking (or not), here are a couple of references that say there are few functional differences between XP Pro and XP Posready (e.g. POSready doesn't have the games, MovieMaker, or Outlook Express, ref 3).

"the patches (b) may or may not work in any event. "

Same as any other Patch Tuesday then. Mostly they work. Sometimes they don't.

NB I am not suggesting that this registry hack is a good idea for Joe Public.

I am suggesting that a company (and its media representatives) which intentionally misleads its customers ought to be ashamed of itself. Naive or what?

Telling customers that patches are no longer developed when they clearly are would appear to be a mis-statement.

Thanks for the opportunity.

1: http://www.msembedded.biz/en/embedded-software/windows-embedded-posready-2009/posready-vs-xp-pro/

2: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee406170%28v=winembedded.0%29.aspx

3: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=159099

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