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[DPRG] CNC controls and Windows XP

Subject: [DPRG] CNC controls and Windows XP
From: Robert Singleton sluggy7584 at gmail.com
Date: Fri Apr 11 15:04:12 CDT 2014

A WindowsXP machine won't just suddenly die because there is no "support"
from MicroSoft, but it may become vulnerable to some internet attacks and
likely no fixes for the vulnerabilities forthcoming.. So, put it on an
isolated LAN with a firewall to protect that LAN from the internet and
continue to enjoy machining stuff.

For my part, I would avoid the recurring Windows problems altogether:


On Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 1:02 PM, John Dolecek <jdolecek at gmail.com> wrote:

> CNC guys,
> Many of our controls run on Windows XP and as I'm sure you all know
> Microsoft is not going to support it anymore. What do you plan to do with
> your machine, if anything? I would like to be able to have mine connected
> to the network for ease of file transfer but of course can't afford to have
> any hiccups.
> I've considered the option of using a newer Dell from Discount Electronics
> (currently using an oooold dell from there) and buy a Smooth Stepper to
> interface without the parallel port. Obviously, it's more ideal to not have
> to spend any money.
> Thoughts?
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