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Windows 7: What will you do when Windows 7 ends?

20 Mar 2016   #21
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

What is this all about ? Windows 7 will never end


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20 Mar 2016   #22
hazel123

Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 7 32 bit and Xubuntu
 
 

It's kind of helping me work out what to do next, seeing what other people think! I hate upgrading ha ha.
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20 Mar 2016   #23
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

So, if something came out that was of course better then 10 and nearly as good 7, you wouldn`t upgrade in 4 years ?

4 years is a long time, MS will have to come out with something nice by then, I hope

7 Rocks
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20 Mar 2016   #24
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

To be honest, I actually find windows 7 to be a bit tired now, After all, I've been using it off and on since 2008, and I also moved to Windows 8 then 8.1 in between updating my last system to Windows 10 about November 2015, but that doesn't mean that there is anything wrong with any of the previous operating systems, Even XP was just about usable at the end (as long as you removed the horrible Disney GUI).
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20 Mar 2016   #25
Emmar

W 7 Home Premium
 
 

When you say you think laptops are on their way out, do you think tablets will replace them? I don't like laptops, I would have to set it on my desk, use it there and still not be comfortable with Acer's keyboard. I have two ipads and I certainly don't like doing computer things on them. I am all thumbs. I buy and download ibooks via my desktop. I can't use a mac because it won't play my games and I have 22 games that I am not going to give up. Apple's site is very hard for me to use, I always need help, but their techs are patient and very nice. I love using Ipads to read books.
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20 Mar 2016   #26
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
What is this all about ? Windows 7 will never end
Exactly - as long as you stay on the same machine, nothing will happen. And the fact that there will be no new updates is good news. At least we will not get any new bugs either.
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20 Mar 2016   #27
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Emmar View Post
When you say you think laptops are on their way out, do you think tablets will replace them? I don't like laptops, I would have to set it on my desk, use it there and still not be comfortable with Acer's keyboard. I have two ipads and I certainly don't like doing computer things on them. I am all thumbs. I buy and download ibooks via my desktop. I can't use a mac because it won't play my games and I have 22 games that I am not going to give up. Apple's site is very hard for me to use, I always need help, but their techs are patient and very nice. I love using Ipads to read books.
Tablets are a long ways from replacing laptops, if ever. Tablets have their uses—quite a few, in fact—and, for those uses, they work well. They are more portable, lighter, take up less room, and generally have better battery life.

However, it's hard to beat a real keyboard if you have a lot of inputting to do (such as writing the Great American Novel). Even as small as the screens on laptops are, they are still bigger than most tablets; it's much easier to work when one can see the whole picture at once, not just a tiny window of it, such as when formatting a full page document or working with a large spreadsheet. Currently, laptops can have far more storage than tablets. Even my little 15" one drive notebooks can have up to 2TB of storage using existing SSDs (I have only 500GB in mine and that still beats the holy, hairy snot out of tablets) and consumer 4TB SSDs are coming out soon.

I personally can't justify the expense of a tablet. The only thing I wopuld use it for would be for reading e-books and e-ink e-book readers cost less and have far better battery life. I love my little non-touchscreen Kindle (pity they don't make them anymore; I pray mine doesn't ever die). I use it only for reading when away from the house (I use Kindle for PC at home using my TV for the screen) so I can get up to two months of battery life; two weeks is the shortest interval between charges ever. Sunlight won't wash out the display and the cover I have for it has a little light I can flip up for reading in low light conditions.
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20 Mar 2016   #28
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

A small tablet can be useful. I own a Nexus 7 that has helped me several times for navigation in the car. I also used it for phone calls via the internet (VoIP). I don't even remember how much I paid for it and now it does not really matter any more anyhow.
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20 Mar 2016   #29
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

I have Desktops, laptops and a tablet at home. Like WHS I own a Nexus 7, it's very handy when you need to do something quick but will never replace the power of a desktop/laptop.
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20 Mar 2016   #30
Painter

W7Pro/64
 
 

If Sputnik continues to be supported and gets all the development that is required to make it a real alternative to Windows (on Dell Skylake or any other new silicon), I will definitely consider it.
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