Cost of updating a computer system

17 May

Rhode Island, which is seeking to replace its 25-year-old In Rhodes eligibility system at the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, won its full request of 2.8 million, according to Michael Raia, the office's communications director.

Raia provided the update upon releasing a copy of the state's application for the federal funding, which The Providence Journal had previously requested under the state's Access to Public Records Act.

So it's not a great idea to use Windows XP if your computer is connected to the internet, although good antivirus software should help.

Given that your PC or laptop is probably quite old, it may not just be time to upgrade Windows, but also the hardware itself - we'll get to this later.

However, my laptop is running the standard Windows 8.1, because that's what was preinstalled when I purchased it last year from Dell.

I've always wished that it had the Pro edition, as there are certain features that I've grown accustomed to on the Pro edition that I sorely miss, such as being able to configure my laptop as a Remote Desktop host.

Windows 7 was introduced to the market in October 2009, and the IRS didn’t begin upgrading until 2011.

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If you were a half-dozen years behind on your taxes, Uncle Sam would almost certainly be knocking at the door.Health and human service officials have in the past couple of weeks begun giving presentations to State House officials on the project and the new grant. Raymond Gallison, who chairs the House Finance Committee, said he received an update on UHIP and the latest federal award from health and human services officials last week."I'm very pleased we were able to get more money," he said.Windows XP is still loved by many people, and still runs on millions of PCs and laptops.But it isn't supported by Microsoft any more and therefore is at risk from viruses and malware that can take advantage of any security holes that remain.