Microsoft Ends Windows 7 Support in 2020, companies can buy security updates up-to 2023

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    sverek Ancient Guru

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    M$ better prepare desktop version of Win10 without malware, bloatware and spyware by then to successfully replace Win7.
     
  3. XP-200

    XP-200 Ancient Guru

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    Well at least they are not just dropping support for it, and they have given given plenty of time and advance warning about these OS coming to the end of their support life.
     
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    386SX Master Guru

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    I first regretted stepping up to Win10, but after a while and after some reading into stuff it isn't THIS difficult to configure.

    Remember when Win7 came out and they "discovered" the "MP3 bug" during BETA? Specifically ALL MP3 files went corrupt after running Win7 BETA? Users were soooooo angry and told everyone Win7 is going to be sh!t, better stick to WinXP, bring SP4 for XP and it's going to be as good as 7 (and MUCH MUCH more ...), remember this?
    It's going to be (or it already IS) exactly the same with the upgrade to Win10, but the bugs have changed.

    Do you know what never changes?

    War ... war never changes ...
    (sorry, couldn't help myself :D)
     

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    sverek Ancient Guru

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    Can fix bugs, can’t fix stupid.
     
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    RzrTrek Ancient Guru

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    Not a day too soon...
     
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    rm082e Master Guru

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    My gaming PC is still on 7. I haven't been playing it much this year (new job - very busy). I was just thinking this weekend I need to backup, format, and upgrade.
     
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    Still working pretty happily on Win 7 (i haven't updated it one time since install), my laptop uses 8.1 which is my favorite windows (just use start 8 and turn off telemetry), in a server at home i have win 10 and had used it on work, it is OK but the update thing (it updates the machine whenever it want and even reboot it) just drive me nuts..
     
  9. XP-200

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    Yeap, i did not touch w10 until a year p!us after i had claimed my free copy, that was about the right time for me as apart from a few minor issues it has been a very very stable system to use, and you bang on something like anti spybecon and disable all telemetry in one swoop, simple. ;)
     
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  10. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    Happy with Win 10, it's as good as Win 7 if not better.

    I wonder how many of those Win 10 crybabies will move to Linux... oh that's right... none.
     
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    Switching to Linux for surrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
     
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    Well i´m already testing Manjaro on my laptop and there´s a very big chance i´m going to jump to Linux because i really dislike W10... Hope they fix gaming on Linux until then.
     
  13. StewieTech

    StewieTech Chuck Norris

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    I really dont understand why people stick with w7 and dont use w10. Why? In my opinion w10 is a fine OS...
     
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    If crybaby is your criteria, then count me in. Care to check my diaper?
    Oh, well sarcasm is not my strong points.
    As I stated so my times before:
    Nothing is forever, and bigger the confidence, bigger the downfall. When average Joe will realize that he can do 80% or more the stuff that he needs in Linux environment, and get better, faster, more secure OS with no telemetry, no stupid updates, and no licence, Microsoft will be in a very awkward situation.
    Maybe they have to pay us in order to use their malware OS.
     
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    I agree with the former (I actually don't think W10 is that bad), but not the latter. First of all, a lot of those "crybabies" just use W7. Secondly, just this month I have finally ditched Windows 10 from my gaming PC.
     

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    Windows 7 was released in 2009. It will reach EOL in 2020. That's 11 years.

    I've been using Linux for a long time and find it funny that people think switching to Linux will give them a support period longer than 11 years... Go download Ubuntu 9.04 from 2009. See how well that works for you.

    If you go Linux and don't like to install a new OS version every year, you'd need to use a rolling release distro like Arch. But if you're a new Linux user and don't know yet what you're doing, it's not gonna work out that well.

    Microsoft provides the longest support out of ANY desktop operating system vendor out there.
     
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    I've said this what feels like a 1000 times. If you are willing to spend a bit of time and effort into Win10 then like me you basically have Win7 with DX12. Win10 once doctored is the best OS i've ever seen so far.

    You don't even have to do much since there's already programs out there that return Win10 to what ever flavor you like. With a few clicks i can turn my OS to XP win7 win8 or back to 10.

    My current set up reads..> Visual style: Aero 8 menu + Windows 10 taskbar + win7_54.bmp button.
     
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    I've used 10 since day one, and never really understood the backlash against it. People call it spyware because it logs user data, and yet they have no problems with banks logging their financial data. Go figure.
     
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    I don't like upgrading. I always format and install fresh. Currently, I've got a bunch of game saves on my machine I don't want to lose, but I'm lazy and don't want to spend time backing everything up. Windows 7 has been working just fine for games, and my gaming PC serves no other function.

    Been using 10 on my work laptop for 18 months, and it's fine. I have no problem with it, but I'm also doing the same things with it that I have been for twenty years. Aside from the ability to snap applications to either side of the screen, I don't think they've added a single feature I've used in years.
     
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    Yeah. Good luck with using RHEL for a desktop PC where multimedia and gaming is important. The software you get with RHEL was already outdated when it first came out. By now it's so old, it's not even funny.
     

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