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I visited a firm that still uses Windows XP and as I logged in with the user credentials that they had provided, there were a bunch of Windows Updates that I installed before I got to installing the .NET 4 framework (.NET 4.0 being the last version that supports Windows XP). After the last of the updates, when I restarted the computer and logged back in, there was a popup message indicating that the security updates would no longer be available after April 8, 2014.Microsoft decision to discontinue updates for Windows XP has led to firms considering a shift to other operating systems. Those that have been provided with deals from Microsoft to take up newer versions of Windows have a sweet deal that requires little spending on their part. However, there are others who have planned a shift to Linux when the April 8 deadline has lapsed. Bharat Operating System Solutions has proposed BOSS Linux as the replacement for Windows based systems. BOSS is backed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing and certifies hardware for its Linux distribution.

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I would be curious testing this BOSS Linux for private gaming users. Some games working perfectly on the old Windows XP computers, have protections which don't work on the new computers runningWindows 10, and don't work with wine on Linux, I would be curious to see if they work on this Linux release. For instance will games using old versions of Microsoft Access runtime work on this BOSS linux release ?

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