[bksvol-discuss] Re: Fwd: [BlindTech] Microsoft to yank XP in two years

I have Win7 Premium 64-bit on an HPG72 laptop and MS Office 2010 as well as IBM Lotus Symphony 3.0. Enjoy your new computer when you get it and feel free to ask questions one or several of us who uses this OS will be glad to assist, I especially.


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On 4/24/2012 6:42 PM, Susan Lumpkin wrote:
I sure do.

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Thanks; do you have Office 2010 too?

Lori

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Hi Lori,

Keep me informed on how things go with your new computer. Feel free to ask
questions if you need to. I'll try to assist you in any way I can. Good
luck, enjoy!

Susan

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Hi, Kim,

I am getting a new computer this Saturday with Windows 7 and Office 2010.
I'm getting the office with Outlook as I have always used Outlook Express.
I've gotten as much training material as I can find and am also taking a
training class at our local center for the blind.
www.blindtraining.com
has a free text training file for windows 7 with either Window Eyes or
JAWS,

and they also sell textbooks (with numerous formats) for Word 2010 and
Outlook 2010.  I purchased the one on Outlook and figured $75 was well
worth

the cost.  Not sure if I will purchased the one on Word 2010 or not.
I probably will not be proofreading for about a month while I get
comfortable with the changes.

Lori C.

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My fear is figuring out all of the ins and outs of a new MS Office suite,
more so than Windows 7.  LOL  I've used 2003 for so long!!  Oh well...

Thanks for the informative piece, Roger!

Kim

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From: "Roger Loran Bailey"<rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 12:02 PM
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years

For those of you who have not switched you might start considering it. I
really dreaded learning a new operating system myself. I had to learn XP
on my own and it was an agonizing experience. I was expecting that
having
to learn Windows 7 was going to be another exercise in self torture, but
to my surprise it was not too bad at all. All that self torture in the
past had paid off. Read this.

[BlindTech] Microsoft to yank XP in two years
*Microsoft to Yank XP in 2 Years

By Gregg Keizer, Computerworld    Apr 23, 2012 10:25 am

Microsoft has kicked off what it calls a "two-year countdown" to the
death of Windows XP and the Office 2003 productivity suite.

Separately, Microsoft announced that Windows Vista, the problem-plagued
operating system that never really took hold among customers, exited
mainstream
support on April 10. In a product's extended support phase, Microsoft
provides security patches to registered users but offers other fixes,
including reliability
and stability updates, only to organizations that have support contracts
with the company.

Windows XP and Office 2003 will no longer be supported as of April 8,
2014, a company spokeswoman said in a recent blog post. On that date,
Microsoft will
stop shipping security updates for both products.

At that point, XP will have become Microsoft's longest-lived operating
system. The company will have maintained the software for 12 years and
five months
-- or about two and a half years longer than it usually supports an OS.
It supported the previous record-holder, Windows NT, for 11 years and
five months.


Both XP and Office 2003 have been hugely successful. XP went on sale in
October 2001, and Office 2003 launched in October 2003. "Windows XP and
Office
2003 were great software releases, but the technology environment has
shifted," said Stella Chernyak, a Microsoft marketing director.

Some customers will continue to run XP even after it is retired. About
16
percent of organizations "say they will have more than 5 percent of
their
users
still on XP even after support ends," according to Gartner analyst
Michael Silver, citing a survey his firm conducted in October 2011.

Not surprisingly, Microsoft wants users to upgrade to Windows 7 now. "If
your organization has not started the migration to a modern PC, you are
late,"
the company said, referring to data that indicates that enterprise OS
migrations take 18 to 32 months.
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