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jastroff
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11/4/2014 | 6:25:34 PM
Re: Windows 7 Relief ( For Now )
I was looking at some computers at a large, private health facility the other day, and they were all running XP. So, upgrading takes time.

 

At least Win 7 works. It's all pretty strange when you realize that DOS is still underneath it all

 

 
Technocrati
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Technocrati,
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11/4/2014 | 6:14:13 PM
Windows 7 Relief ( For Now )

I am really glad to hear that Windows 7 will continue support until 2020 at least.  I have Window 8.1 but I still love my Window 7 so it is nice not to have to think about it for another 6 years and at that point I will probably go with a Mac.

PedroGonzales
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11/3/2014 | 8:04:46 PM
Re: very scary
forcing users to get other less popular version of windows may be a problem.  They may be looking for alternatives as the article points out.  Also, personal computers with linux installed haven't made the impact they were to suppose to make in the consumer market.  I think windows 8 supports Microsoft office.  I think the main question will be whether consumers will adopt new version of windows or would they look for alternatives

 
Michael Endler
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11/3/2014 | 3:01:42 PM
Re: very scary
Yes, I expect Windows 7 Pro will be around for a while. Unless someone for some reason needs the consumer version, there are still good options.
prospecttoreza
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11/3/2014 | 8:34:58 AM
Re: very scary
have no fear - never buy anything consumer grade, always buy professional.
Li Tan
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11/2/2014 | 9:32:49 PM
Re: very scary
I do appreciate your vision.:-) Indeed MS is trying to use its strategy to force end users follow its own Windows roadmap. When people is tired of it, someone have the chance to penetrate and fill in this gap. But I think one problem is that, can the new OS accept the existing Windows software, especially MS Office?
Gary_EL
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11/2/2014 | 2:07:21 PM
Re: very scary
Microsoft is proving F. Scott Fitzgerald's line - there are no second acts in American lives. Microsoft has nothing new to offer that anyone wants, and instead forces us to buy useless garbage like Windows 8 instead. Few want Windows 8, and I didn't even want Windows 7. Almost everything I do is on the cloud, and the only reason I bought a Windows 7 machine is that Microsoft refuses to provide updates to XP needed for malware protection.

There is a huge gap in the marketplace now. Apple is too expensive, and Ubuntu isn't supported by most businesses. Sooner or later, someone will step in and plug that gap, and that will be the end of Microsoft. It will be good riddanace.
asdmognep
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11/2/2014 | 2:10:37 AM
very scary
The concept of being stuck with Win 8 is the worst scenario I can imagine.

After my laptop that I had use for several years with win 7 was stolen, I bought another. It had win 8. I don't think Al Quida could have thought up a worse OS.

I had to get a copy of win 7 and install it to get rid of win 8.

Micro$lop should have been executed as a terrorist organization for forcing people to endure win8; pure sh!t and now they are taking away the ability to buy win7, a really good OS?

very scary to me!

 


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