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[wlug] With XP's End of Life, Munich Will Distribute Ubuntu CDs

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Peter Reutemann fracpete@w...
Wed Sep 18 09:27:43 NZST 2013

"Windows XP is going to officially die and stop receiving support from
Microsoft in April, 2014. After that very moment, it is said to become
a gold mine for hackers all over the world who will exploit 'zero-day'
vulnerabilities. The municipality of the German city of Munich wants
to stop that from happening [and] has decided to distribute free CDs
with Ubuntu 12.04 to users of the almost extinct XP. Munich, through
its Gasteig Library, will prepare around 2000 CDs with Ubuntu 12.04 to
offer to city residents affected by Windows XP's end of support.
Previously, it was believed that Munich city's authorities were going
to offer Lubuntu 12.04, which would have required lower system
requirements with the same support period."

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Cheers, Peter
Peter Reutemann, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Waikato, NZ          Ph. +64 (7) 858-5174

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