GMGruman writes: On July 14, Microsoft will stop offering security patches for its six-year-old Service Pack 2 edition of Windows. Already, headlines are screaming "red alert" doom and gloom scenarios for the 77 percent of businesses who still use XP SP2 on some computers. That's nonsensical fearmongering, blogs InfoWorld's Galen Gruman. XP SP2 will be no more or less secure after July 15 than it is now, and organizations not yet ready to be move to Windows 7 don't need to be stampeded into doing so by such scare stories: Upgrading to the free SP3 provides security updates from Microsoft until April 2014. So much for "red alert."
"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity
is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth.
-- Alfred North Whitehead