Wednesday, 24 June 2015

US Marine Microsoft Pays Millions For Windows XP

The US Navy has paid millions of dollars to Microsoft to continue to support 100,000 computers still run on Windows XP. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), which is responsible for communications and information networks of the US Navy, has earlier this month signed a maintenance contract of 9.1 million dollars, reports PC World .

As part of the agreement Microsoft will navy security updates for Windows XP, Office 2003, Exchange 2003 and Windows Server 2003 are provided. The support of this latest Windows version expires next month. The entire contract Microsoft can provide a sum of 30.8 million dollars and continue through 2017.

The US Navy began two years ago with the migration to a newer operating system, but some 100,000 computers are still running XP or other software. A spokesman for the US Navy announced that the Navy still some legacy applications and use programs that work only on older versions of Windows. Until those applications and programs are renewed or phased out the use of these Windows versions is necessary.

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