AfterDawn: Tech news

IRS misses Windows XP upgrade deadline, must pay millions to Microsoft for security patches

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Apr 2014 23:39 User comments (12)

IRS misses Windows XP upgrade deadline, must pay millions to Microsoft for security patches The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has confirmed that it could not migrate all of its computers from Windows XP in time for the April 8th support end-of-life, and will now have to have Microsoft millions of dollars for security patches.
Microsoft ended public security patches for the 13-year-old operating system last week, but will still offer private patches for companies that pay for extra support. Without the patches, systems running XP are vulnerable to being exploited and attacked.

Of the IRS's 110,000 computers, 52,000 have been upgraded to Windows 7, but the agency could not raise the additional $30 million needed to migrate the rest. Microsoft announced the end-of-life dates for XP back in 2008.

The new commissioner of the IRS, John Koskinen, said the agency had $300 million in IT projects on hold due to budget cuts in the past years, including the migration to Windows 7. Because they could not complete the upgrades, the IRS will likely have to pay near $10 million for just one year of Microsoft "Custom Support" for the operating system.

As of now, Koskinen says they will take money from their enforcement budget to complete the move by the end of 2014.

Source:
Computerworld

Tags: Windows XP IRS

More news

Previous Next

Related news

 

12 user comments

113.4.2014 23:58

Serves them right.

214.4.2014 5:11

$10million a year or 1 off payment of $30million, i'd pay the $30million and be done with it.Microsoft could charge them $20million next year or even more after the years support has run out.


custom built gaming pc from early 2010,ps2 with 15 games all original,ps3 500gbs with 5 games all original,yamaha amp and 5.1channel surround sound speakers,46inch sony lcd smart tv.

314.4.2014 9:19

Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
Microsoft could charge them $20million next year or even more after the years support has run out.
But don't forget; this is the I.R.S.

Even MS should be smart enough not to poke the bear.

414.4.2014 15:40

Originally posted by bhetrick:
Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
Microsoft could charge them $20million next year or even more after the years support has run out.
But don't forget; this is the I.R.S.

Even MS should be smart enough not to poke the bear.

The IRS is as corrupt as the whole Govt. of U.S.

1.- They let get away with taxes all the rich people that open overseas account to evade taxes: Those accounts never get freeze &/or those crocks never go to jail.

2.- Big Corporations like GE, Boeing, etc. [Other: NFL, etc) do not pay no even $1 USD in taxes and oppose to ever pay.
They think they own the Govt. & maybe the Country too. since they are the biggest Govt. contractors.

3.- Only the Middle Working Class pay Taxes & get audit by the IRS if they smell something wrong.
The Middle Class is the only class that carried the whole weigh of the country.

4.- This $M - IRS is a under the table deal, all they have to do is just let time pass bye & that's it. BOOM !!!
So $M can milk easy money form the Govt.


The whole system is a big stinky death fish.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXiG2UlP-EI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3u3cO0NAQk

Any "Patriotic Dreamer" comments !?
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 14 Apr 2014 @ 17:51

Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

514.4.2014 15:55

Originally posted by Mrguss:
Originally posted by bhetrick:
Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
Microsoft could charge them $20million next year or even more after the years support has run out.
But don't forget; this is the I.R.S.

Even MS should be smart enough not to poke the bear.

The IRS is as corrupt as the whole Govt. of U.S.

1.- They let get away with taxes all the rich people that open overseas account to evade taxes: Those accounts never get freeze &/or those crocks never go to jail.

2.- Big Corporations like GE, Boeing, etc. [Other: NFL, etc) do not pay no even $1 USD in taxes and oppose to ever pay.
They think they own the Govt. & maybe the Country too. since they are the biggest Govt. contractors.

3.- Only the Middle Working Class pay Taxes & get audit by the IRS if they smell something wrong.
The Middle Class is the only class that carried the whole weigh of the country.

4.- This $M - IRS is a under the table deal, all they have to do is just let time pass bye & that's it. BOOM !!!
So $M can milk easy money form the Govt.


The whole system is a big stinky death fish.

Any "Patriotic Dreamer" comments !?

The Illuminati Revenue Service will take it
From the U.S. Taxpayers

614.4.2014 16:14

Originally posted by sikosrus:
The Illuminati Revenue Service will take it
From the U.S. Taxpayers
The Illuminati Revenue Service use the U.S. Middle Class as PURE WAGE-SLAVES.

The main problem is that The Middle Class are so happy to be the NEW GENERATION of SLAVES: paying to much attention to their brainwash "Good Credit" while the Financial System have them hanging by the balls.

As the Very Rich people, Big Corporations and Govt. lough openly of all of us ("90%") almost as "The Tyrant Gods from the -6th. century BC".

Plutocracy:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plutocracy

2 out of 3 Corporations don't pay taxes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwRHmm-6sWA



To make the whole history short:
People making +10M a year don't pay taxes !!!
'cos they are "Job-Creators" !?

How they can be Job-Creators while:
- 73% of all the U.S. people work in small business.
- 8% are Union employes.
& giving take:
- "6%" are the rich Class that "Do not work"
- "13%" are the Poor Class [In general for many reasons].

Beside:
All the Rich People DO-NOT like The Black President so they HAVE NOT Creating any jobs since.

Just saying.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 14 Apr 2014 @ 17:40

Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

714.4.2014 18:59

They'll find a way to recoup the money they pay out for this at the expense of the tax payers I'm sure


AMD Phenom II 965 @ 3.67Ghz, 8GB DDR3, ATI Radeon 5770HD, 256GB OCZ Vertex 4, 2TB Additional HDD, Windows 7 Ultimate.

http://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices

814.4.2014 19:20

Bit like what has happened in the UK, as someone said to me today, they've only known about this deadline for years!
Incredible.

914.4.2014 19:29

Originally posted by Interestx:
Bit like what has happened in the UK, as someone said to me today, they've only known about this deadline for years!
Incredible.
Agree.
That's what I say before:

"4.- This $M - IRS is a under the table deal, all they have to do is just let time pass bye & that's it. BOOM !!!
So $M can milk easy money form the Govt. "
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 14 Apr 2014 @ 19:33

Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

1015.4.2014 10:13

Originally posted by bobiroc:
They'll find a way to recoup the money they pay out for this at the expense of the tax payers I'm sure
tax microsoft 110% on the xp support and they make money.

custom built gaming pc from early 2010,ps2 with 15 games all original,ps3 500gbs with 5 games all original,yamaha amp and 5.1channel surround sound speakers,46inch sony lcd smart tv.

1115.4.2014 21:23

No one is playing the worlds smallest violin for the IRS? How sad....

1229.4.2014 15:38

This thread has me seriously laughing. Good stuff.


babysatan will rip your soul...

Comments have been disabled for this article.

News archive