[Koha] Wiki certificate
paul.a at navalmarinearchive.com
Wed Feb 3 04:51:45 NZDT 2016
At 07:04 AM 2/2/2016 +0100, Mirko Tietgen wrote:
>Paul A schrieb am 31.01.2016
> > a) Win XP has a market penetration of one in every nine or ten
> > computers world wide;
>According to w3cschools.com, Windows XP has a marketshare of 2,3%
W3 is "collected from W3Schools' log-files" (perhaps statistically a
specialized and/or minor subset of the WWW?) and the source I quoted in my
gives a worldwide market share of 11.42% (January 2016) -- their
methodology available on their website. StatCounter
<http://gs.statcounter.com/#desktop-os-ww-monthly-201601-201601-bar> is a
little lower (but still 3.5 times higher than W3) -- which is why I wrote
"one in every nine or ten".
> > I might guess that this percentage is higher
> > outside the "Western world" where libraries are perhaps just as
> > important, or more so, than in "developed countries."
"For example, in North America usage of Windows XP has dropped to 4.7%, but
in Asia it is still 13.6% (even higher in China, at 30%; and India)"
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_operating_systems> -- you can
also pick by area/country on the StatCounter URL I gave above.
I have no axe to grind -- except that I see Koha as (a) an internal
management tool, and (b) as the _public_, _worldwide_ interface to our
holdings, this latter being very important to our goals. Hence my interest
in this type of statistics.
But we might be wandering a bit off-topic for this list...
Best -- Paul
> > Nothing to do
> > with pyramids, but whether or not the Koha Wiki is important to
> > them, I'll leave up to you...
>My guess is that this percentage is higher in western
>administrations that rather pay extra support fees than get their
>act together and migrate to a recent operating system, because they
>rely on custom software developed around the time of pyramids that
>I live in Berlin. 28.902 of 70.223 Computers the Senate of Berlin is
>responsible for were runnuning Windows XP end of October 2014. They
>paid 300.000 to get extra support from Microsoft until April
>2015. At that point the data security officer demanded 10.000s of
>Computers running XP to be shut down immediately. Microsoft agreed
>to renew the support contract once again.
>In this case the information went public. I really don't want to
>know how many cases like that we have in Germany alone. I don't know
>what the status is today, but I have guess.
>Fun fact: There were also 320 Servers running Windows 2003 Server
>mid-2015, the extended support contract was supposed to cost about a
> > As to paying Microsoft's licensing fees, we're a charity and prefer
> > spending our budget on outreach to school children, rather than
> > financing Redmond.
>Which means you are running a completely unsupported operating
>system on some of your computers. That's scary. Good to hear you
>plan to end that.
> > At 08:58 PM 1/30/2016 +0100, Mirko Tietgen wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> Paul A schrieb am 30.01.2016
> >> > It appears that the Koha/Let's encrypt certificate will never
> >> > work on WinXP
> >> No, it won't. XP was dead before LE was born. It will probably not
> >> work for other ancient stuff, like pyramids.
> >> Wikipedia says
> >> > On April 14, 2009, Windows XP exited mainstream support and
> >> > entered the Extended Support phase; [
] Extended support endded on
> >> > April 8, 2014, over 12 years since the release of XP; normally
> >> > Microsoft products have a support life cycle of only 10
> >> > years. Beyond the final security updates released on April
> >> > 8, no more security patches or support information are provided
> >> > for XP free-of-charge; "critical patches" will still be created,
> >> > and made available only to customers subscribing to a paid
> >> > "Custom Support" plan
> >> I don't know how much money you would have to put into the paid
> >> "Custom Plan" for something like this to happen, but since the rest
> >> of the world does not have a paid "Support Win XP forever" plan,
> >> it's not really their problem either.
> >> If XP still works for you, cool. If it does not, well, there have
> >> been a few new versions now to choose an upgrade from. Or switch to
> >> GNU/Linux, I hear it's quite good.
> >> -- Mirko
> >>  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_XP#End_of_support
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