Headlines Most Activated Windows ResourceenCopyright (c) 1997-2003 Active Networks, IncBob Stein bob@activewin.comWed, 09 Apr 2014 18:25:08 GMTWed, 09 Apr 2014 18:25:08 GMT Networks RSS2 feed generator (c) 2003 Active Networks and Chad MyersMicrosoft Windows XP - Do They Think We're Stupid?OK, I never normally trash other journalists, bloggers and reviewers. Today I’m going to make an exception because I’ve seen so much coverage of the demise of Windows XP yesterday – and I don’t think it gives entrepreneurs enough credit., 09 Apr 2014 14:58:00 GMTRobert Stein issues final Windows XP, Office 2003 patchesToday Microsoft released four security updates for Windows and Microsoft Office. These will be the last publicly-released updates for Windows XP and Office 2003. A total of 11 vulnerabilities were addressed by these updates, including seven for Windows XP and four for Office 2003. Separately, Microsoft released fixes for Internet Explorer 10 and 11 to address vulnerabilities fixed by Adobe in the Flash Player bundled in the Metro versions of IE. Among the vulnerabilities patched is a critical error in the handling of RTF files by all versions of Microsoft Word. Microsoft says that "limited, targeted" attacks using this vulnerability have been observed in the wild., 09 Apr 2014 18:18:00 GMTRobert Stein Office for iPad engineers talk history, hint about futuresThere were lots of questions for the team about why Office for iPad took so long to debut (it allegedly was seen as far back as 2011), as well as what additions the team plans to make to the suite. As to the first question, the team would only say good things take time. They confirmed that the initiative to deliver Office on iPad dated back to the Steve Ballmer as CEO timeframe, as had been rumored., 09 Apr 2014 18:19:00 GMTRobert Stein With Windows XP, In With Windows 8.1 UpdateThe tech giant is done supporting its ancient, malware-prone operating system Windows XP, which still accounts for about one-fourth of laptop and desktop usage worldwide, and it won't patch any future security holes either Today’s the day that security experts and IT pros have been freaking out about for months: As of April 8, 2014, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP, which means the company won’t patch any future security holes in the 12 year-old operating system., 09 Apr 2014 18:21:00 GMTRobert Stein Windows XP support has ended Microsoft provided support for Windows XP for the past 12 years. But the time came for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources toward supporting more recent technologies so that we can continue to deliver great new experiences. As a result, technical assistance for Windows XP is no longer available, including automatic updates that help protect your PC. Microsoft has also stopped providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows XP. (If you already have Microsoft Security Essentials installed, you will continue to receive antimalware signature updates for a limited time, but this does not mean that your PC is secure because Microsoft is no longer providing security updates to help protect your PC.), 09 Apr 2014 18:25:00 GMTRobert Stein