British Goverment pays to extend XP support

The government has signed a deal with Microsoft to provide Windows XP support and security updates across the whole UK public sector for 12 months after regular support for the operating system ends on 8 April.

The agreement is worth £5.548m, and covers critical and important security updates for Windows XP, Office 2003 and Exchange 2003, all of which have reached end of life in Microsoft’s normal product cycles.


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Waste of money.

In the UK public sector we still use fax.

It would probably be cheaper to upgrade to W7, I have no idea why they haven't done it.