Microsoft says patching is baaaad

According to InfoWorld, whose information comes from MS’s spin residents, patching old operating systems can lead to a false sense of security.

Yep, that’s Microsoft’s reasoning for not patching old OS’s, so third party vendors are doing it for them. But that’s not the real news here – the meat is in the comments over at InfoWorld, which include:

“These products have reached the point of architectural obsolescence.” How does that make Windows XP any different from Microsoft’s unsupported OS’s?


“MS: Patching obsolete OSes gives ‘false sense of security'” And, judging by Windows XP’s record since it was released, patching it also gives a false sense of security.

Hmm. Do I sense some animosity here?

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