Amsterdam municipality pays 200,000 euros for additional Windows XP Support




The Amsterdam municipality pay nearly 200,000 euros for computers that run Windows XP to use a year longer. Microsoft has stopped officially in April with the maintenance of the outdated system, but a fee is an exception.

Windows XP tht At the beginning of this year was already known that the Netherlands still turned a million computers on the outdated OS, including tens of thousands from the government. The municipality of Amsterdam was, according AT5 unable to replace its systems on time and was therefore forced to purchase additional security support from Microsoft.

The agreement had been concluded in April, but Tuesday is only known that the city of Amsterdam has to pay almost 200,000 euros for extra support. In total, the Dutch government will pay 3 million to Microsoft for the extended support, as Stef Blok made Minister of Housing and National then known.

The city of Amsterdam has already begun the transition to newer operating systems. There would still running 4000 computers to Windows XP. More likely that there are still 6400. The city of Amsterdam has announced it is on track when it comes to switching to newer operating systems.


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