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Windows XP, the next climate forcing?

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    Proton2

    Windows XP, the next climate forcing?

    Stacey writes in tips and notes:

    Next Year Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP. Many companies will need to purchase new computers to run Windows 8. This will result in millions of perfectly working older machines being trashed. Part of Microsoft's statement on Climate Change follows, the irony is obvious:-

    Climate change is a serious challenge that requires a comprehensive and global response from all sectors of society. To address it, Microsoft is committed to measuring, transparently reporting, and reducing the carbon footprint of our own operations. We are also pursuing opportunities with our partners to increase the energy efficiency of computing.

    While energy efficiency is important, long-term solutions to climate change will require dramatic innovations to transition the world to a sustainable low-carbon economy while expanding substantially the number of people who have access to electricity. Software will play a key role in enabling this transformation. Microsoft is working to apply information technology innovation to help people and businesses around the world address climate change. We are also supporting research efforts on this topic being conducted by leading environmental groups, scientists, and governments around the world.

     

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/08/16/the-wuwt-hot-sheet-for-august-16th-2013

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    Jim Young

    Businesses can still purchase Windows 7.

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    kettch

    @Jim Young: If the hardware is solid, 7 or 8 should run fine on XP hardware. If it was upgraded to XP from 95, then that's not Microsoft's fault.

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    evildictait​or

    How is this any different to the large numbers of iPhones thrown away every time Apple releases an upgrade every year?

    Also, just because Microsoft has stopped supporting your Windows XP doesn't mean it will suddenly stop working. You can still run Windows XP next year in much the same way that you can still drive a Reliant Robin. It's not necessarily efficient, pleasant or energy efficient, and the manufacturer won't want to know or help you when it fails on the freeway unless you pay the extortionate prices for spare parts, but that's not to say that you can't still run it if you really want to.

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    Craig_​Matthews

    There are ten year old computers that run Windows 7 just fine. Still, if a company is so worried about ongoing support in their computing environment, the real question is why they're running computers that are obviously out of warranty and either on the verge of failing, or needlessly eating money for parts replacements and tech salary.

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    cbae

    @Proton2: This is the worst excuse for starting another GW denial thread that I've seen yet.

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    Eigenvector

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    GoddersUK

    Fear not, niners, for I have conclusively proved that there is no link between Windows XP and global warming. Clearly this is just liberal hippy propaganda to blindly lead sheeple into Stalinism:

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    ScanIAm

    , GoddersUK wrote

    Fear not, niners, for I have conclusively proved that there is no link between Windows XP and global warming. Clearly this is just liberal hippy propaganda to blindly lead sheeple into Stalinism:

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    That's not how linear graphs work.  You can clearly see that there are multiple loops and such. 

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    GoddersUK

    @ScanIAm: You're making an assumption about the properties of "Windows XP" there... may I see your reasoning?

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    ScanIAm

    No you may not Smiley

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    Dr Herbie

    ... and so ends another Channel 9 science group meeting.

    Herbie

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