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MS wants Windows 7 to die a quick death
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Default MS wants Windows 7 to die a quick death - 09-29-2013, 17:11 | posts: 1,112

Company Meeting: Windows 7 Will Not Be the Next Windows XP

With Windows XP support finally winding down, the firm recently revealed that about 30 percent of all PCs in use worldwide are still running the aging OS. But at its company meeting, the real figure—27 percent—emerged, which means there are about 405 million XP PCs in use worldwide, an eye-opening figure. But Microsoft is determined not to let this happen again. So while many of us believe that Windows 7 will neatly slip into XP's role and become the next XP—partially because so few businesses are interested in Windows 8.x—Microsoft will instead push its newer OSs and let Windows 7 die a quicker death. It believes that by "listening" to customers with Windows 8.1, it can make this happen, and that the business-oriented changes in that version of the OS put it over the top. We'll see, but I've yet to hear anything like that from the enterprise.

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Default 09-29-2013, 17:23 | posts: 13,373 | Location: USA

This just in: Microsoft gives Windows 7 EOL for 2015.
   
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Default 09-29-2013, 17:30 | posts: 3,350 | Location: USA

HAH i wish gl with that notion cause that wont happen
   
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Default 09-29-2013, 17:31 | posts: 1,871 | Location: AZ

im not giving up win 7 so ms can go to hell
   
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Default 09-29-2013, 17:33 | posts: 5,987 | Location: Канад

Yar they can always dream can't they lol
   
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Default 09-29-2013, 17:41 | posts: 3,749 | Location: Netherland

Maybe Valve can help us out with Steam OS for Desktops?
   
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Default 09-29-2013, 17:59 | posts: 6,765 | Location: Dubai

I'm least bothered by this, they're the 180 company. If not, **** off. I won't support windows software.
   
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Default 09-29-2013, 19:15 | posts: 5,010 | Location: Washington State, USA

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HAH i wish gl with that notion cause that wont happen
This statement seems to be.....illogical....
   
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Default 09-29-2013, 19:15 | posts: 524 | Location: UK

People won't give up Windows 7 until they have a new OS worth upgrading to. Windows 8 and 8.1 are a total ****ing shambles. Putting a Phone OS on top of a desktop OS is a pointless mess. Having to switch between metro and desktop mode only annoys people. Even Apple (as much as I despise them) were intelligent enough to have 1 OS for hand-helds and a separate OS for their Desktops/laptops.
   
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Paul Thurrott..... yea because his crap is always 100% accurate and not made up at all to bring traffic to his blog

Last I heard, Win 7 was going to have support until 2019~
   
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Of course they want it to die quickly, it doesn't have an app store.
   
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Of course they want it to die quickly, it doesn't have an app store.
It does if you install Bluestacks
   
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Default 09-29-2013, 19:40 | posts: 5,502 | Location: Switzerland

So, from " they dont want it be the next Windows XP ", and dont want it live for 35 years. ( no i joke ).. it become, " will die quickly " .. lol.

If MS come and say " we will stop Windows 7 support in 2014 " ... ok, but so far i dont think this is the case no ?
   
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Default 09-29-2013, 19:42 | posts: 524 | Location: UK

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Of course they want it to die quickly, it doesn't have an app store.
An Windows 8 App store doesn't have a god damn Search box >.<
   
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Default 09-29-2013, 19:49 | posts: 19,054 | Location: Toronto, Canada

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Paul Thurrott..... yea because his crap is always 100% accurate and not made up at all to bring traffic to his blog

Last I heard, Win 7 was going to have support until 2019~
Main****** support until January 13, 2015, extended support until January 14, 2020 and then that's it for Windows 7 in terms of any support. Extended support is only critical patches, main****** support is for service packs and general patches.

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An Windows 8 App store doesn't have a god damn Search box >.<
Yes it does, it uses Windows 8's universal search button that's located in the charms bar. You could also just type what you want anywhere in the store if you have a hardware keyboard.

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An Windows 8 App store doesn't have a god damn Search box >.<
That's funny, it's right there on the top right of the screen as soon as you open the Store.
   
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Main****** support until January 13, 2015, extended support until January 14, 2020 and then that's it for Windows 7 in terms of any support. Extended support is only critical patches, main****** support is for service packs and general patches.



Yes it does, it uses Windows 8's universal search button that's located in the charms bar. You could also just type what you want anywhere in the store if you have a hardware keyboard.

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That just searches what's already installed on your pc. If you go into the App store there is no search box to search particular apps. Its all in crappy groups that u have to sift through.
   
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Default 09-29-2013, 19:58 | posts: 19,054 | Location: Toronto, Canada

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That just searches what's already installed on your pc. If you go into the App store there is no search box to search particular apps. Its all in crappy groups that u have to sift through.
Yes it does, go back to the Windows Store and try again, I search apps all the time with it.

Here's a search for Angry Birds which is not installed on my PC:


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That just searches what's already installed on your pc. If you go into the App store there is no search box to search particular apps. Its all in crappy groups that u have to sift through.
I'm not sure what you're missing. As soon as I open the Store, there is a search box on the upper right. If I type in 'productivity apps' for example, it takes me to a list of productivity apps which I can then organize by, relevance, ranking, price...whatever.
   
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im not giving up win 7 so ms can go to hell
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The unification of the APIs for phone and pc would explain why AMD is pushing Mantle.
   
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If Microsoft doesn't want Windows 7 to become the next XP, then they should hurry up and let users have a built-in option to choose between the classic and modern UI

Windows 7 may be supported for many years still, but it has already gotten shafted in terms of not getting DirectX 11.1/11.2
   
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if win 8 offered a huge improvement over win7 and it was cheaper or i could trade up then i`d think about it
   
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The unification of the APIs for phone and pc would explain why AMD is pushing Mantle.
Probably not since Mantle only runs on AMD GPU's. Think PhysX for an allegory.
   
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Default 09-29-2013, 21:00 | posts: 6,525 | Location: 127.0.0.1

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Main****** support until January 13, 2015, extended support until January 14, 2020 and then that's it for Windows 7 in terms of any support. Extended support is only critical patches, main****** support is for service packs and general patches.


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I think that is plenty for 7, its already a solid OS, and if it's going to continue to be improved until 2015, I'd say critical patches until 2020 is fine

I know I won't be using 7 anywhere close to 2015 onwards, I don't even have it installed on any machines any more (Which is the opposite of what I was saying when 8 RTM'd)
   
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