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Windows 7: Windows XP is a ticking time-bomb with only 500 days to go

24 Nov 2012   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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I would not worry about it. If a few big companies want the service extended (and that is likely going to happen), Microsoft is going to do it.
I wouldn't count on that. With the arrogance Micro$not has been showing its customers lately (my way or highway attitude). I seriously doubt they would cave.
I would not be so sure. If their top 20 customers like big goverments, the EU, VW or Toyota who have hundreds of thousands of PCs threaten them to go Linux, I am sure they will give.

And Linux has come a long way from the old command line system to Mint. Plus they have the advantage of a clear seperation of mobile with Android and the other Linux distros for the PC.


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24 Nov 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

XP:


Win7:




Win8:
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24 Nov 2012   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Nice pick-up Greg. Must be handy to throw the board in the back and go to the beach.
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24 Nov 2012   #14
gregrocker

 

Function or fashion?
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24 Nov 2012   #15
indianacarnie

 

That was good!
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24 Nov 2012   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This is what I call function AND fashion.


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24 Nov 2012   #17
gregrocker

 

Yes, it's great when they get the perfect balance like Win7.

My Dad's got a Lexus so have been amazed by it as well.
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24 Nov 2012   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The only problem these days is that they kill you with electronic gadgets and a gezillion switches plus 2 screens with another gezillion settings. Half of the time the car controls the driving - not you.
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24 Nov 2012   #19
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I would not worry about it. If a few big companies want the service extended (and that is likely going to happen), Microsoft is going to do it.
I wouldn't count on that. With the arrogance Micro$not has been showing its customers lately (my way or highway attitude). I seriously doubt they would cave.
I would not be so sure. If their top 20 customers like big goverments, the EU, VW or Toyota who have hundreds of thousands of PCs threaten them to go Linux, I am sure they will give.

And Linux has come a long way from the old command line system to Mint. Plus they have the advantage of a clear seperation of mobile with Android and the other Linux distros for the PC.
I once worked for a Multi National Company in Indianapolis and they had a special arrangement with M$ as we were using Windows 95 to run special in house software to run a prototype TV and this was years after 95 was discontinued and one of the engineers needed something fixed and M$ did what ever it was with a special patch. I assume it cost the company somewhere but is was most likely cheaper than rewriting the software that ran the TV to work on 2000. We tried 98 and that would not run the program either.
So yes it does happen.
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25 Nov 2012   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I can't fathom what it would take in hardware, programs and training for a large company or organization to jump from XP to Windows 8. To my 3 brain cells it's beyond comprehension.
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