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Brit healthcare system inks Windows 10 install pact with Microsoft

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Re: The Trust I work for didn't fail...

The problem with XP Embedded, in that people don't understand it, and make HUGE and FLAWED assumptions. It can be built to be very similar to XP, with XP's weaknesses, but it can also be as small as a 50Mb OS that can run from a Read-Only drive and have a write filter driver to direct all writes to a fake sink.

It can basically be both ends of that spectrum, or anything in between, usually somewhere in the middle, and with most networking and non-core services not present, MASSIVELY reducing vulnerability vector.

In many cases, XP Embedded is more secure than Windows 10. This is why I laugh my head off at cretins pushing clickbait about cash machines and X-Ray scanners running XP Embedded.. It's a really badly flawed story.

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