Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

11 Percent of Windows XP Users Will Switch to Linux, Survey Claims

Filed under

The research group asked organisations still using Windows XP about their plans post-April, when Microsoft ceases providing official support and security fixes for the 11-year old OS.

11% of the (admittedly small) 641 companies queried stated they intend to switch to Linux. The low-cost, robust security and growing reputation in enterprise use are likely key factors informing such plans.

Read more ►

Windows XP users

Most windows XP users still use windows XP because they are running old hardware that can't run a more recent operating system.
A huge portion of Windows users don't care about security apart from having a virus scanner installed.
They will just keep running XP till their computers die and they are forced to buy new computers.
Nothing will change. XP will die on its own when old computers die.
I stopped seeing windows 98 and windows ME only 5 years ago. I expect windows XP to still be there for around 3 more years.

Business requirements

I see your point and I wrote about it before. Business requirements and government requirements, however, mean that new purchases and security requirements may merit migration, just like in Munich. Unpatched systems are not an option and buying a new hardware cannot be done unless it's in bulk.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

Distributing encryption software may break the law

Developers, distributors, and users of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) often face a host of legal issues which they need to keep in mind. Although areas of law such as copyright, trademark, and patents are frequently discussed, these are not the only legal concerns for FOSS. One area that often escapes notice is export controls. It may come as a surprise that sharing software that performs or uses cryptographic functions on a public website could be a violation of U.S. export control law. Export controls is a term for the various legal rules which together have the effect of placing restrictions, conditions, or even wholesale prohibitions on certain types of export as a means to promote national security interests and foreign policy objectives. Export control has a long history in the United States that goes back to the Revolutionary War with an embargo of trade with Great Britain by the First Continental Congress. The modern United States export control regime includes the Department of State's regulations covering export of munitions, the Treasury Department's enforcement of United States' foreign embargoes and sanctions regimes, and the Department of Commerce's regulations applying to exports of "dual-use" items, i.e. items which have civil applications as well as terrorism, military, or weapons of mass destruction-related applications. Read more

Linux Kernel News

Games for GNU/Linux

Today in Techrights