What does the end of service life of Windows XP mean for remote base users?

Dear Handiham Members and Volunteers,

Should we be concerned with the announcement by Microsoft that the end of life for Windows XP Service Pack 3 is for April 2014?

The good news is that Microsoft also announced late last year that all support for legacy applications written using VB6 and standard Microsoft components will continue to be supported through the life of Windows 8.

What does this mean?

Well, this means that the remote base client should function well on Windows 7 and Windows 8 platforms. We know of a few hams that are already using the remote base client on Windows 8, many are also using the client on Windows 7. Please let us know if you find a particular configuration with Windows 8 that causes issues with the remote base client. In the meantime, we have assessed and continue to review compatibility with Windows 8 for future updates to the remote base client. This type of work takes time but it is well worth the effort. Stay tuned for more updates coming soon!

73, KK4JZX

Published by

Patrick Tice

Handiham System Manager