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Microsoft Pulling The Plug On W7!

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Microsoft has really been going down the past few years. Annoying how they create something new, and suddenly disregard the previous versions. 

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Actually the plug won't be fully pulled until January 14, 2020 (according to a chart on one of those links). You'll still be getting updates from MS until that time.

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They should pull support on windows 8 and give everyone a copy of 7 for free because 8 is useless,unless you have a touch screen.

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They should pull support on windows 8 and give everyone a copy of 7 for free because 8 is useless,unless you have a touch screen.

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They should pull support on windows 8 and give everyone a copy of 7 for free because 8 is useless,unless you have a touch screen.

 

Just a tad of an exaggeration and untruth.. 

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A bit misleading. MAINSTREAM support will end (I.e., new features), not actual security support.

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Just a tad of an exaggeration and untruth.. 

 

It really is. I would know. My productivity (as an FS addon developer) over the past year has not decreased because I upgraded from 7. It's really not bad. 7 is still a great operating system. Those who use it still should enjoy it. Those who want the latest should not be scared to upgrade. Both 7 and 8 are very stable and bug free.

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Apparently Microsoft will pull the plug on support for Windows 7 in 6 months!

 

http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=65671

 

http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-will-end-windows-7-support-2014-7

 

You know, I'll try not to be impolite or nasty, but it's these kinds of ignorant posts that start rumors and people who hear innuendo and take it as fact. 

 

If you want to review the support lifecycle for WIndows 7, here it is:  http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=14484

 

As you can see, mainstream support ends in 6 months.  That date has been available since the release of the product.  The support lifecycle is consistent and published.  No one "pulled the plug" on anything.   Win 7 will be 11 years old at the time that it is completely out of extended support,   Windows XP was 13 years old when support finally ended for it.  Not many products get 11 or 13 years of active support. 

 

Here is the definition of each phase of support: http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?LN=en-us

 

I get upset with these types of posts because the implication of the OP is that somehow Microsoft woke up today and decided in the evil lair to stop supporting Windows 7, with the implication that it's a plot to make you upgrade to...GASP...Windows 8.    This is much adoo about absolutely nothing. 

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