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    Windows 7 main stream support end

    I have just read on CNETs site that main stream support for windows 7 will end early 2015 which made me think, arecthey only doing this to make users upgrade to windows 8?

    Does this mean that the lead up to next summer we are all going to be preparing to move over to windows 8 or do you think MS will extend the support life of Win7.

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    Mainstream support end date is just when they will no longer add new features or service packs, the extended support is what everyone's really interested in as this is when security updates stop and this isn't until 2020.
    Latest stats show windows 7 adoption growing and windows 8 flatline in the face of XPs death which says it all.

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    Ah, good good , thought i might have been wrong :P. I do think MS should release SP2 for win7 though before the main stream support.

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    I doubt they will release another service pack for win 7

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallwood_6 View Post
    Mainstream support end date is just when they will no longer add new features or service packs,
    I think they did that ages ago with Windows 7!! Can't think of anything new in years

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    Many of those "new features" I think are quite often just non security hotfixes or enterprise hotfix roll ups requested by larger MS customers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallwood_6 View Post
    Mainstream support end date is just when they will no longer add new features or service packs, the extended support is what everyone's really interested in as this is when security updates stop and this isn't until 2020.
    This.

    No need to panic, but of course upgrading to Windows 8.1 is a highly commendable thing to do...

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    Looking at how Windows 9 is developing, it is a logical step for me. It seems every "other" distribution since 95 has been dodgy...

    GOOD - Windows 95
    BAD - Windows 98/SE
    GOOD - Windows 2000 (In my opinion)
    BAD - Windows ME
    GOOD - Windows XP
    BAD - Windows Vista
    GOOD - Windows 7
    BAD - Windows 8/8.1

    I don't mind Windows 8 and its great for new users, but for long time users, its horrid for the most part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    BAD - Windows 98/SE
    Really? 98SE was the definitive DOS based version of Windows. Solid as a rock (at least in comparison to '95 or ME - then again holding you finger on the reboot button was more stable than ME!)

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    98SE was reasonable, but still had more than its fair share of bluescreens and problems. It was ironed out towards the end, then they made good with 2000, and fudged up with ME (not sure how as they were very similar in their base).

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    98SE was reasonable, but still had more than its fair share of bluescreens and problems. It was ironed out towards the end, then they made good with 2000, and fudged up with ME (not sure how as they were very similar in their base).
    You do know that DOS+Windows (3.1/95/98/ME) and NT (4/2k/XP/7/etc) are two different OS's, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    It was ironed out towards the end, then they made good with 2000, and fudged up with ME (not sure how as they were very similar in their base).
    You're talking about the convergence of two different architectures here - DOS/9x and NT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    It seems every "other" distribution since 95 has been dodgy...
    I see you have conveniently left NT4 out of your good/bad list.

    I'm also not quite sure how an OS can remain "bad" for the entire 10 years it is supported by Microsoft.

    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    I don't mind Windows 8 and it's great for new users, but for long time users, it's horrid for the most part.
    Windows 8.x is essentially Windows 7 with a Start Screen. Long time Windows users just don't like learning anything new. That's what it comes down to really.

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    NT4 was gold in my opinion...lol.

    Windows 8.x is fine with the start screen, but is the lack of start menu that fudged me off. It meant going about the houses to get to control panel on their for regular users etc.

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