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Old 13th April 2014, 12:59   #2
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In my line of work, this has actually caused a massive snafu. Yes, we have known this was coming for years; there is nothing we could have done about it.

Validated systems running software from scientific vendors that runs scientific equipment. Vista was such a mess that no scientific vendor coded anything for it; use XP they said. Windows 7 came along and these same people said, XP is still supported, but yes, we are trying to get out Windows 7 drivers. The plug gets pulled on XP, vendors release drivers and compatible software months prior at best, and we are expected to revalidate all of our laboratory equipment in a few months?

Can't happen. The result: computers are being pulled onto closed networks/given no outside world access, which is making life a pain in the arse...
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