MS wants Windows 7 to die a quick death

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  1. teleguy

    teleguy Maha Guru

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    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.

    http://www.guru3d.com/news_story/microsoft_wants_windows_7_to_die_a_quick_death.html
     
  2. PhazeDelta1

    PhazeDelta1 Moderator Staff Member

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    This just in: Microsoft gives Windows 7 EOL for 2015. :p
     
  3. tsunami231

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    HAH i wish gl with that notion cause that wont happen
     
  4. bobdude

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    im not giving up win 7 so ms can go to hell
     

  5. volkov956

    volkov956 Ancient Guru

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    Yar they can always dream can't they lol
     
  6. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    Maybe Valve can help us out with Steam OS for Desktops?
     
  7. lucidus

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    I'm least bothered by this, they're the 180 company. If not, **** off. I won't support windows software.
     
  8. Aura89

    Aura89 Ancient Guru

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    This statement seems to be.....illogical....
     
  9. RavenMaster

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    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.
     
  10. Extraordinary

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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~
     

  11. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    Of course they want it to die quickly, it doesn't have an app store.
     
  12. Extraordinary

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    It does if you install Bluestacks :D
     
  13. Lane

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    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 ?
     
  14. RavenMaster

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    An Windows 8 App store doesn't have a god damn Search box >.<
     
  15. deltatux

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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.

    deltatux
     

  16. HeavyHemi

    HeavyHemi Ancient Guru

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    That's funny, it's right there on the top right of the screen as soon as you open the Store.
     
  17. RavenMaster

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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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    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:
    [​IMG]

    deltatux
     
  19. HeavyHemi

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    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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    This ^ :)
     

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