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ATM operators to replace Windows XP with Linux

ATM operators are still looking out for options as they want flexibility to schedule hardware and software upgrades of its ATMs from time to time

Roshan Ashraf Shaikh | Mar 25, 2014 at 2:08 am CDT (0 mins, 51 secs time to read)

Many banks and ATM operators are making plans to migrate its ATM systems to Linux as Windows XP's support will no longer be provided from April 8th. The report indicated that this will allow companies and operators to have more control over the hardware and software of the machines.

ATM operators to replace Windows XP with Linux | TweakTown.com

As pointed out earlier, many companies were either planning to shift to newer Windows operating system or purchasing extended support for Windows XP until they've completed migration for all of its machines. As of now, about 95% of the world's ATMs are using Windows XP. It is expected that 60% of 400,000 ATMs in the United States will still be using Windows XP post its end-of-support deadline.

But operators would like to sync their hardware and software upgrade cycles, which is difficult to do with Microsoft's upgrade schedule. Because of this, the operators are looking towards open source.

Operators will also have update its ATMs and POS to support PIN and microchip powered cards.Before shifting to Windows XP, ATM used IBM OS/2 operating system.

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After being a long time PC enthusiast and a former contributor for many Indian based PC and Tech forums, Roshan now joins TweakTown covering tech news and also any developments from India. Like many enthusiasts, with years of being involved in many Indian tech forums and running his own tech site, he's commonly referred by his forum nickname 'The Sorcerer' by many old and new fellow PC enthusiasts, followed by few companies from time to time. He's also the winner of the TweakTown's Computex 2012 Taipei trip. If any free time is left, Roshan prefers to play FPS games.

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