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Submission + - Microsoft Finally Kills Windows XP Antivirus (

kierny writes: Shed a tear for enthusiasts of aging Microsoft Windows operating systems. That's because Microsoft is finally deep-sixing Windows XP — the antivirus engine, that is. After seven years of related warnings, Microsoft on July 14 stopped updating its built-in Microsoft Security Essentials software, or feeding it new signature updates. Other antivirus vendors are continuing to promise XP-compatibility for their products, as is Google for Chrome — for now.

Of course, old tech never dies — it just fades asymptotically away. But the 12% of all desktops and laptops still running XP show that breaking up [with aging Microsoft operating systems] is still hard to do.

Comment Re:We need more of this (Score 1) 275

The amendment you mention says

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Can't see anything there that affects a private companies ability to include terms in a contract which would restrict your free speech, perhaps you could point it out to me ?

Comment Re:No. It would not. (Score 1) 375

Minor but important point.

They're not refitted at Faslane. When they were sited at Faslane the quid pro quo for hosting them was supposed to be that they would be refitted at Rosyth on the Forth.

Sadly Rosyth got screwed over in favour of refitting them at Devonport to try to prop up some marginal seats.

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