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09 Dec 2013   #41
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I think the reason why they are at this junction is because they were panicking. They nearly missed the tablet and smartphone boat and Apple and Android were taking the whole market.

Now they want to carch up and ruin the PC market in the process. They think they have a strategy, but it sucks.


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09 Dec 2013   #42
matts6887

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I think the reason why they are at this junction is because they were panicking. They nearly missed the tablet and smartphone boat and Apple and Android were taking the whole market.

Now they want to carch up and ruin the PC market in the process. They think they have a strategy, but it sucks.
Yep!; i think u hit the nail on the head with that post there whs; unfortunately it looks like they have taken what they think is a strategy; but really isnt; and that is to try and rush products to market at the last possible moment to try and catch up to the other companies in competition with microsoft. But even with that i will still take microsoft over the competition and i think we all know what the competition is. Not gonna name the company cause the name is a deadly sin here on the windows forums as far as competition goes; lol
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09 Dec 2013   #43
whs
Microsoft MVP

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I think the fruit people are pretty solid because they keep a tight control over everything - including the apps and drivers. You have to like their prices though.

Android is different. Every Joe Blow can make his own version and some versions are not that swift. It has gotten better over time but there is still room for improvement.
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10 Dec 2013   #44
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post

....But ASK YOURSELVES unless you are a Gamer or a hard core "Hobbyist" who likes building things what do you actually USE a computer for these days -- for example I'll bet most of your music is stored on things like Tablets, smart phones, ipods or even stand alone NAS servers, Movies etc are accessed a lot via services on SMART TV's, and a hige percentage of email is done on devices OTHER than computers. Even when you need to print a Network / Wi-Fi enabled printer can print directly from a smart phone / tablet etc or even a Smart TV.
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My music, games, etc are ALL on a PC, as are all of my photos and photo editing software.
I'd like to watch you edit photos in detail on a tablet. I don't edit movies but some people do.
I have books on my PC rather than a tablet because the smaller print on a tablet is hard for me to read from, and to enlarge the print on a tablet requires one to constantly drag the page back and forth and back and forth to accomodate the larger print. I know because I've tried it. It's a PITA.

The simple truth is that tablets are quite useless for some things, as are touch screens. For those who're heavily into texting while driving, and living in facebook and twitter as well as any number of other non-productive activities, they may find tablets and phones more useful.
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10 Dec 2013   #45
techtitan100

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

they really don't need to cutoff sales and they definitley need to keep Windows 7 on mainstream support for a long time since its Microsoft's popular OS right after XP
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10 Dec 2013   #46
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by techtitan100 View Post
they really don't need to cutoff sales and they definitley need to keep Windows 7 on mainstream support for a long time since its Microsoft's popular OS right after XP
That won't happen because they don't make much money doing that. They think they will make more money selling a new OS every few years. And they would except not everyone is going to buy a new OS every few years.

If M$ wants one OS to rule them all, they should make it modular. One could then buy only what they need/want. That way, one could by a stripped down OS, then choose their GUI, any extra portions they may need/want, such as Media Player or Media Center, and not get saddled with crap they don't want.
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10 Dec 2013   #47
Jonguy30

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

So.. I can't get a new Windows 7 anywhere anymore (except when buying new hardware with Windows 7?) My laptop didn't come with an installation CD for some reason while other people who've bought laptops did.
Can I transfer my OEM Win 7 license from my laptop to a desktop PC if and when I get one in the future? And if I do that I can't use Win 7 on my laptop, can I? Really sucks that you can't get Windows 7 anymore, every PC in every electronics store comes with Windows 8. Aargh!
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10 Dec 2013   #48
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonguy30 View Post
So.. I can't get a new Windows 7 anywhere anymore (except when buying new hardware with Windows 7?) My laptop didn't come with an installation CD for some reason while other people who've bought laptops did.
Can I transfer my OEM Win 7 license from my laptop to a desktop PC if and when I get one in the future? And if I do that I can't use Win 7 on my laptop, can I? Really sucks that you can't get Windows 7 anymore, every PC in every electronics store comes with Windows 8. Aargh!
You cannot transfer an OEM license. They only work on the system where they were originally installed. But you can still buy OEM licenses - at least in the US.

Newegg.com - windows 7
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10 Dec 2013   #49
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonguy30 View Post
So.. I can't get a new Windows 7 anywhere anymore (except when buying new hardware with Windows 7?) My laptop didn't come with an installation CD for some reason while other people who've bought laptops did.
Can I transfer my OEM Win 7 license from my laptop to a desktop PC if and when I get one in the future? And if I do that I can't use Win 7 on my laptop, can I? Really sucks that you can't get Windows 7 anymore, every PC in every electronics store comes with Windows 8. Aargh!
You cannot transfer an OEM license. They only work on the system where they were originally installed. But you can still buy OEM licenses - at least in the US.

Newegg.com - windows 7
If you look through the list carefully, you will find the fresh hen fruit company still has some retail copies of Home Premium and Professional available. I'm glad I got my copies last year. Based on what happened to XP's availability after Vista came out, I knew Win 7 would become scarce as honest politicians and bought my two retail copies of Ultimate and one of Home Premium (still don't know why I bought that one) while I could before I even had a machine to put them on. I did the same after Office 2013 came out. I didn't like the look of it, the ridiculous pricing, and the insane non-transferability (M$ later had to back down on the latter) so, even though I was happy with 2007 (more like dumb, fat, and happy), I snagged a copy of Office 2010 just in time (caught it on sale, too!).
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10 Dec 2013   #50
whs
Microsoft MVP

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This is the latest news. Looks like they goofed. They finally seem to get the message.

Microsoft: We goofed on that Windows 7 end-of-sales date | ZDNet#.
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