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There's a little known OS called Windows Embedded POS Ready 2009. You can download a trial here to play with. It's basically Windows XP SP3 and will receive updates until April 2019. :laugh: I'm running it now on a VM and it basically uses the same updates as regular XP. MSFN discussion. :shiftyninja:

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Why should we care about that?

POS means point of sale, that is checkout registers, not desktops.

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So?

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Why should we care about that?

POS means point of sale, that is checkout registers, not desktops.

Then why am I running the trial on a desktop? It's XP with a few missing features. Things like Movie Maker, etc.

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All I can say to XP haters is... OWNED!

It's inevitable that Microsoft will have to support it longer to keep XP mode going. If they are already having to maintain updates due to this obscure edition, then it isn't much extra work really. Watch 2014 slip to 2019 to match.

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How long is the trial for? 90 days? 120?

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Then why am I running the trial on a desktop? It's XP with a few missing features. Things like Movie Maker, etc.

cant install office can you?

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Then why am I running the trial on a desktop? It's XP with a few missing features. Things like Movie Maker, etc.

/facepalm

That's not really the point. Sure it will work...except for the fact that you are violating the license.

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POS means point of sale, that is checkout registers, not desktops.

Ahh right - I thought POS stood for Piece Of....yeah, well you get the idea ;)

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Then why am I running the trial on a desktop? It's XP with a few missing features. Things like Movie Maker, etc.

It's a specialised version of Windows XP Embedded that's designed for point of sale systems. It's only licensed with these systems.

Windows Embedded POSReady (Formerly Windows Embedded for Point of Service) is an operating system developed by Microsoft as part of its Windows Embedded line of products [1] designed for use in "POS Devices such as Automated teller machines and Self Service Checkouts.[2]

http://en.wikipedia....bedded_POSReady

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POSReady2009.png

/facepalm

That's not really the point. Sure it will work...except for the fact that you are violating the license.

Cry me a river.

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Yeah what lcg said, running it cracked or not on a POS for longer than 120 days is against the TOS, plus the updates are only given to those that have authourised accounts, they're not GA.

Plus the updates will be to the POS System not for main OS security features, these devices are connected to LANs in supermarkets and NOT THE INTERNET.

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cant install office can you?

That's not the point. You can use POS's updates in a regular XP.

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POSReady2009.png

Cry me a river.

That's really cool, bro. What's your point though?

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Ok so that's a 90 day eval. Thanx False for that screen.

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And you have it running as a VM. Wonder if it would run if you tried to install it as an actual desktop OS.

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Plus the updates will be to the POS System not for main OS security features

WRONG! Look at my screenshot. Same updates XP gets.

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All I can say to XP haters is... OWNED!

It's inevitable that Microsoft will have to support it longer to keep XP mode going. If they are already having to maintain updates due to this obscure edition, then it isn't much extra work really. Watch 2014 slip to 2019 to match.

Ya we have been OWNED. Us, the people moving on and not looking for cash register OS's just cause we are too lazy or cheap to upgrade. Ya the jokes on us completely. You got it.

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WRONG! Look at my screenshot. Same updates XP gets.

That would be because it is Windows XP..................... The point you are trying to make is still missing.

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And you have it running as a VM. Wonder if it would run if you tried to install it as an actual desktop OS.

Of course. One guy at MSFN has it running on a laptop.

That would be because it is Windows XP..................... The point you are trying to make is still missing.

Never mind. Some people just have trouble comprehending.

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That would be because it is Windows XP..................... The point you are trying to make is still missing.

Actually he made the point loud and clear. it's interesting actually. Support will end for XP in 2014. End support, usually means no more security updates and patches. But here he shows that this XP POS system is extended to 2019 and is getting the same updates. Which means updates will be released for it. Interesting. One would assume it's connecting to Windows updates. So does this mean that even though support will "end" for XP but people who keep using it will get updates til 2019?

Sadly, XP as of last week has now been removed from my home. My old Pentium D server has been updated to an AMD quad Core with 8GB and windows 7.

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Cry me a river.

**** you.

The whole point of the extended support is exactly that SUPPORT. Who gives a **** if this version of XP can run on non-POS systems. It's not meant for them. END OF STORY.

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Never mind. Some people just have trouble comprehending.

I support phone systems that run on XP Embedded and even those are now being replaced with a Vista Embedded variant. The thing is, my desktop is not a phone system and it's also not a point of sale system so I don't understand why I should be limiting myself with these industry specific versions.

Actually he made the point loud and clear. it's interesting actually. Support will end for XP in 2014. End support, usually means no more security updates and patches. But here he shows that this XP POS system is extended to 2019 and is getting the same updates. Which means updates will be released for it. Interesting. One would assume it's connecting to Windows updates. So does this mean that even though support will "end" for XP but people who keep using it will get updates til 2019?

Sadly, XP as of last week has now been removed from my home. My old Pentium D server has been updated to an AMD quad Core with 8GB and windows 7.

I really don't get what the fuss is about. So an industry specific, limited version of XP is getting updates. Who cares (other than the OP)?

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What's the point of having an OS that can't run the latest programs? More and more games are dropping support for XP since they need DirectX 10+. Add to that Office 2013, IE 10 and I'm sure the list of unsupported programs will be growing rapidly.

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Sounds like someone is clutching at straws to keep XP alive - we all know it's old technology and should by now be consigned to the history books, was good in it's hay day but now, Windows 7 rules.

Time to let go chaps!

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