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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, '14, 12:58 am 
Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/microsof ... ort-2014-7

Microsoft will end mainstream support for Windows 7 on January 13, 2015 for all version of Windows 7. Security patches and fixes will still be available until 2020, but there will be no more design or devlopment changes for Windows 7 after January 13, 2015.

Businesses that pay for extended support will still be honored until 2020 as well.

Thoughts?

I feel much more comfortable with this decision after Windows 8.1 was released. It really makes Windows 8 much better.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, '14, 6:59 am 
I'm okay with it, since the security patches and fixes will continue for quite a while. Windows 7 feels stable enough that it should need any further design or development, in my opinion. The security issues are what really matter at this point. I wasn't a big fan of Windows 8 when trying it, so I wouldn't be looking to upgrade any time soon.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, '14, 6:41 pm 
Weird. Microsoft usually keeps active support for three versions of Windows (in this case, Vista, 7, and 8) at a time, so I guess this means we have Windows 9 to look forward to.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, '14, 6:50 pm 
I look forward to Win 9. Hopefully MS will listen to the public outcry and admit that a PC is not a tablet.

Needless to say, I do not care for Win 8. The 8.1 version is more stable and less crazy but it's the same annoying, terrible design. Pass.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, '14, 12:52 am 
With Windows 9, I hope they release a separate version with touch screen controls for tablets, and a regular version for desktops. Trying to put them all into one version is not going to work well.

The only time I have ever used the touch screen controls for Windows 8 is on my Windows 8 phone. It works pretty well for that, but it doesn't make for a good desktop experience unless you run it in desktop mode, which is almost mandatory without touch screen controls.


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