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Windows XP has passed on.
It is no more. It has ceased to be. It has expired and gone to meet its maker. It’s a stiff. Bereft of life, it rests in peace. If you hadn’t ignored the end of life announcements it would be pushing up daisies. It’s history. It’s off the twig. Kicked the bucket, it’s shuffled off this mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible.
It is an Ex-P:
It’s Goodbye, Farewell
and Amen for Windows XP
For your chance to win an exclusive, limited edition, Naked Security T-shirt, work out the answer to Paul Ducklin’s XP brain teaser below…
This December we’re celebrating Christmas by giving away five of our much-coveted, limited edition Naked Security T-shirts every day for 12 days!
We’ve selected twelve of the most interesting stories from 2014 and we’ll be writing about one of them each day.
All you have to do to win a T-shirt is read the story and answer the question.
We’ll pick 5 lucky winners out of a hat (OK, /dev/urandom) each day and those who answer the most questions correctly over the 12 days will be entered into our grand prize draw for a goody bag of geeky gifts valued at up to $500!
We need to know your email address so that we can contact you if you’ve won. When we contact you, we’ll need your T-shirt size, a delivery address and a contact number so we can ship your prize. We won’t use any of your personal details for anything other than this competition.
Entries close at 23:59 Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8) each day. Sophos staff, those professionally connected to the company, and their families, are welcome to submit answers for fun, but can’t win. T-shirt styles may vary from those depicted. Sophos’s decision is final, and so on. Please read our official competition terms and conditions.
What was Day 1’s answer?
On Day 1, we wrote about Talking Angela, the animated game for mobile devices featuring a talking cat.
We asked, “If Angela were a parrot, what would be her name?”
The most common incorrect answers we received were Angela (we like your thinking, but that doesn’t make it the right answer) and Polly.
You can find the correct answer in our hoax-avoidance tips.
Outfit7, the makers of Talking Angela, have published a number of related games featuring other creatures, including Talking Pierre the Parrot.
5 comments on “12 Days competition: Day 2 – Microsoft waved goodbye to this fondly remembered ex-P”
Paul and team… Just “checking” you against the M$ information regarding EOL for Windows 2003. For most of the cases, the answer is easy, however there are two “products” that have a variable EOL date based on the last release of a server pack. “Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition with Service Pack 2” and “Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter x64 Edition with Service Pack 2”. Might want to clarify your question to:
Windows Server 2003 (majority of versions) is next over the cliff. By how many days will it officially outlive XP?
or Windows Server 2003 (not SP2 version) is next over the cliff. By how many days will it officially outlive XP?
Here is to XP/2003 biting the dust, riding off into the sunset, buying the farm, cashing in their chips, taking a dirt nap, etc.. 😉
You’ll have to decide what we meant 🙂
The competition seems to be running overnight for us in the UK, which is a bit disappointing. When I checked yesterday Day 1 was closed and there was not question available, and Day 2 had not appeared. I came into work this morning to find that Day 2 was already closed and again, no question available.
How long is each question visible for?
The competition is open every day from around 1pm UK time, closing at 8am the following morning. So make sure to check back this afternoon!
We decided to give ourselves a gap to process the answers from the night before. So we picked midnight in California to close, which is 8am in the UK, as our close-off for each day 🙂
If you want to make sure you don’t miss it…why not subscribe to our daily newsletter (see the signup box at the top of the page)? It goes out at 1pm UK time, and we are organising things so the daily quiz article is the last one published, shortly before the newsletter goes out, so it’s first on the list.
You should therefore have at least from 1pm to 8am UK time every day to ponder each question.