/>
X

Windows XP dead in govt by 2012

Microsoft Windows XP will cease to exist in Australian Federal government agencies by the end of this year according to the Australian Information Management Office (AGIMO).
darren-pauli.jpg
Written by Darren Pauli on

Microsoft Windows XP will cease to exist in Australian federal government agencies by the end of this year, according to the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO).

Federal agencies outed the timing in response to an AGIMO survey conducted mid last year to ascertain the timing of desktop upgrade paths.

"Agencies have advised AGIMO that those currently using a Windows-based environment plan to upgrade to Windows 7," the Department of Finance and Deregulation said.

The death knell for the operating system comes a decade after its retail release.

Federal agencies in the midst of or done with the upgrade include Centrelink, the Department of Parliamentary Services and the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

Others including Medicare are expected to make the upgrade to Windows 7 during the year.

Related

How to spot a deepfake? One simple trick is all you need
facial-recognition

How to spot a deepfake? One simple trick is all you need

AI & Robotics
Malcolm Gladwell says working from home is 'not in your best interests'. The reality is much more complicated
malcolm-gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell says working from home is 'not in your best interests'. The reality is much more complicated

Productivity
We wanted to make things worse, says McDonald's, but it costs too much money
screen-shot-2022-07-27-at-4-14-42-pm.png

We wanted to make things worse, says McDonald's, but it costs too much money

Business