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    Microsoft Windows XP source code leaked online

    Mainstream support for this aged OS ended in 2014 so it probably won't be a boon to hackers.
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    Re: Microsoft Windows XP source code leaked online

    That's the last thing the NHS needs..

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    Re: Microsoft Windows XP source code leaked online

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    That's the last thing the NHS needs..
    you joke but...

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    Re: Microsoft Windows XP source code leaked online

    It's only funny cos its true..

    Wonder how many ATM's still use embedded..

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    Re: Microsoft Windows XP source code leaked online

    Yes, there is still very much a risk of damage.
    Not being supported does not in any way reflect the usage of XP in various forms.
    And I bet there is still a lot of legacy code in more modern Windows.

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    Re: Microsoft Windows XP source code leaked online

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    It's only funny cos its true..

    Wonder how many ATM's still use embedded..
    I've seen a train system crash at a certain rail station and I'm fairly sure that was an XP restart message.

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    Re: Microsoft Windows XP source code leaked online

    Tesco scan as you shop uses embedded, seen many a crashed scanner in the cradles.

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    Re: Microsoft Windows XP source code leaked online

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark3p View Post
    Tesco scan as you shop uses embedded, seen many a crashed scanner in the cradles.
    Tesco value right there!

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    Re: Microsoft Windows XP source code leaked online

    As an NHS employee who works in a setting that deals with patients and surgery I can confirm all of the computers use either XP or Vista...(!)

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    Re: Microsoft Windows XP source code leaked online

    Quote Originally Posted by bae85 View Post
    As an NHS employee who works in a setting that deals with patients and surgery I can confirm all of the computers use either XP or Vista...(!)
    FFS. All those managers and noone can see the issue with this?

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    Re: Microsoft Windows XP source code leaked online

    Would be funny if someone ported it to the Raspberry Pi. I mean, compared to the machines I ran XP on back in the day the Pi is real speed demon.

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    Re: Microsoft Windows XP source code leaked online

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    FFS. All those managers and noone can see the issue with this?
    You have no idea, the managers are all 50+ dinosaurs allergic to technology and waiting for their pensions. They think a barcode scanner is out of this world and honestly have no idea. The NHS still uses fax machines and the department I work in uses a mechnical punch card machine to clock in and out(!!!!!!!!). It's not the politicians fault, they are told what they need by 'managers'. No amount of funding will 'fix' the NHS - controversial opinion coming here... the NHS needs privatisation. I'm in the process of leaving as I can earn more money with less stress elsewhere!

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    Re: Microsoft Windows XP source code leaked online

    Quote Originally Posted by bae85 View Post
    You have no idea, the managers are all 50+ dinosaurs allergic to technology and waiting for their pensions. They think a barcode scanner is out of this world and honestly have no idea. The NHS still uses fax machines and the department I work in uses a mechnical punch card machine to clock in and out(!!!!!!!!). It's not the politicians fault, they are told what they need by 'managers'. No amount of funding will 'fix' the NHS - controversial opinion coming here... the NHS needs privatisation. I'm in the process of leaving as I can earn more money with less stress elsewhere!
    or, the NHS needs competent management. Privatisation is no guarantee of the that. Far from it. What it needs are more doctors, fewer managers, but competent ones who answer to the doctors. Same as the mod really needs to answer to the generals not the MPs more than it does. And as for education. Sigh.... when you let the clowns run things what do you expect but a circus at the end of it all?

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    Re: Microsoft Windows XP source code leaked online

    The NHS as a whole stopped using faxes in April this year, I know because I led the team in our Trust who were tasked with making sure they were gone before the national deadline. If your surgery/Trust/Hospital is still using them that's a local issue that needs sorting. Who are they faxing if all the other Trusts have turned them off?

    Every Trust is different, we have RFID touch cards for clock in/out, all our PCs are Windows 10 (save for a couple of air gapped ones running XP so they can talk to MRI machines,) and do observations on ipads rather than paper. We're no more indicitive of the whole NHS than your scenario.

    As for managers that listen to doctors, that's not always the answer. Most doctors don't know what IT (for example,) systems best underpin their work in the same way the IT people don't know how to do surgery. What you need is everybody talking to each other. Fortunately where I work, that generally happens.

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    Re: Microsoft Windows XP source code leaked online

    Quote Originally Posted by bae85 View Post
    YIt's not the politicians fault, they are told what they need by 'managers'. No amount of funding will 'fix' the NHS - controversial opinion coming here... the NHS needs privatisation.
    It is the politicians fault. They're the ones providing the funding via budget, they're the ones settings arbitrary targets, they're the ones meddling in areas they simply think should run a specific way without any basis in reality. We see it with the schools as well as other areas of public service.

    Also, private company management isn't much better. Throwing more money at things without any real long term planning generally goes awry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    The NHS as a whole stopped using faxes in April this year, I know because I led the team in our Trust who were tasked with making sure they were gone before the national deadline. If your surgery/Trust/Hospital is still using them that's a local issue that needs sorting. Who are they faxing if all the other Trusts have turned them off?

    Every Trust is different, we have RFID touch cards for clock in/out, all our PCs are Windows 10 (save for a couple of air gapped ones running XP so they can talk to MRI machines,) and do observations on ipads rather than paper. We're no more indicitive of the whole NHS than your scenario.

    As for managers that listen to doctors, that's not always the answer. Most doctors don't know what IT (for example,) systems best underpin their work in the same way the IT people don't know how to do surgery. What you need is everybody talking to each other. Fortunately where I work, that generally happens.
    Similar scenario at the trust i'm at; RFID touch cards for clock in/out, moved to windows 10 with a few windows 7 PCs (something to do with using encrypted flash drives don't place nice with windows 10). Instead of fax we just use encrypted email. Saying that i can't see the pager going any time soon. "The health service still uses about 130,000 pagers, which is about 10% of the total left in use globally." but they are useful.

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