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ATM operators eye Linux as alternative to Windows XP


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Some financial services companies are looking to migrate their ATM fleets from Windows to Linux in a bid to have better control over hardware and software upgrade cycles.

From Computerworld:

"There is some heartburn in the industry" over Microsoft's end-of-support decision, Tente said.

ATM operators would like to be able to synchronize their hardware and software upgrade cycles. But that's hard to do with Microsoft dictating the software upgrade timetable. As a result, "some are looking at the possibility of using a non-Microsoft operating system to synch up their hardware and software upgrades," Tente said.

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247096/ATM_operators_eye_Linux_as_alternative_to_Windows_XP

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ATM operators would like to be able to synchronize their hardware and software upgrade cycles.

I'd rather upgrade the hardware followed-up with the software, as well - that . . . . . . . . . would result in a full-stop to whining against synchronization of hardware and software upgrade cycles.

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So, newbies are fooled into believing that Windows XP will somehow crumble without a steady stream of Micro$oft updates? It's not like the systems will suddenly become vulnerable. What's the ATM attacker going to do? Enter his shell code via the keypad? Don't be so gullible, people.

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