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Windows 7: Jan. 13 marks the end of mainstream support for Windows 7

11 Jan 2015   #11
A Guy

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I think I will be using Win 7 for as long as I can .. thank you Bill .. and happy new year honey
Happy New Year to you too Luv


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Long live windows 7, the best OS ever.
Agreed

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11 Jan 2015   #12
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ya I was really exited about windows 10, now I am thinking about moving to Linux once Windows 7 support date is fully finished.

Distros I am considering are Zorin and mint
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11 Jan 2015   #13
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I look forward to the day I can stop review optional updates

The only real support for win-7 comes from this site and not from Microsoft
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12 Jan 2015   #14
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

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Long live windows 7, the best OS ever.
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Agreed

A Guy

Me too.


Microsoft will still release some nonessential fixes. Also, you might be able to get some through windows catalog instead of windows update. 01/13/2015 is update Tuesday (I think). I wonder if they will include nonessential fixes this time.
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12 Jan 2015   #15
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

I have one question related to this: Does the links for the Windows 7 Media ISOs in Clean Install Windows 7 still work? If I ever need to reinstall Windows 7 on a machine, I would need it.
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12 Jan 2015   #16
gulls777

Windows 10 Pro x64 v1607
 
 

This OS seriously deserves an SP2 treatment.
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12 Jan 2015   #17
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Ya I was really exited about windows 10, now I am thinking about moving to Linux once Windows 7 support date is fully finished.

Distros I am considering are Zorin and mint
Hi there.

While not getting into a mega discussion over Linux I will say this one thing about it : I really think though you should look at CENTOS as it's the FREE ENTERPRISE desktop version of RED HAT ENTERPRISE so built in robustness and stability is ensured. Red Hat runs about 85% of the worlds servers and it's totally 100% committed to CENTOS of which Rel 7 has support until 2024 (called Long term support releases). It runs VMware just fine - I'm running a load of Windows VM's on it and it NEVER (in my experience) ever crashes. You will need to add NTFS support (install package ntfs-3g) and multi-media (VLC etc) but other than that it runs straight out of the box. Install whatever desktop you like --for me I like the KDE PLASMA but there are many GUI's available (or even none if you just want a headless server).

Windows 7 as a VM runs just fine on it - I'm currently using VMware workstation 10.0.4.

I've also got a Windows surface Pro 3 - I love these convertibles which I'm also running Centos 7 on. Touch on the VM works fine (Running W8.1 as a VM on it as well as W7).

Great thing also with VMware on Linux is you can run in UNITY mode - this means things like OFFICE can run from your desktop without you having to switch back into the VM.

My whole feeling is that W7 should have had an SP2 and W10 should have been the next OS - W8/8.1 is a one way trip to nowhere.

W10 though if you give it a chance is very good and I still can't see why a lot of W7 users are so anti it. W10 is NOT W8 - and has some very nice new USEFUL features that I've mentioned before in this thread.

Here's 3 Windows VM's running quite successfully on Host CENTOS laptop network displayed from File explorer in Windows 8.1 on Centos (Linux) desktop in unity mode. A decent laptop can run THREE windows VM's quite successfully on a Centos HOST - the HOST kernel is much smaller and efficient than windows so less overhead running the VM's. !!!!

(VMware workstation 10.0.4)

Cheers
jimbo


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12 Jan 2015   #18
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

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Hi there

Some of you long time users really SHOULD have a look at W10 -- it unlike W8/8.1 will be almost identical to W7 in use for desktop users, has some very decent features not available in W7 and will run in general a lot faster and with a lot more security even on older hardware.

I could see a reason for people NOT wanting W8 but I can't really see ANY reason whatsoever to avoid the upgrade to W10 as and when it appears in due course -- always assuming that the price is right.

I challenge a lot of W7 users to tell me what they CAN'T do in W10 that they CAN do in W7 (apart possibly from some really old legacy programs).

Even on the previews I haven't found stuff that won't work on W10 that works on W7 -- Even things like SAPGUI which isn't officially supported even on Windows 8 works fine on W10 preview.

I'm not saying W7 is rubbish --far from it - probably one of the best OS's ever to be developed for mass use - but it's time to move on - especially with newer hardware.

The only previso is cost of course -- and also always remember that you can continue to run the OS as a VM for as long as you want irrespective of support dates.

Cheers
jimbo
I'll give Windows 10 a shot again when it's fully released for the consumers
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12 Jan 2015   #19
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Same here. Thanks jimbo though. I am not saying windows 10 sucks, I am just thinking that it is not worth paying for windows anymore imho. I am not interested in the direction it is heading in. Although I might get it for free so we shall see due to my windows 8 license. Anyways, I am mostly considering Linux for the security benefits. And speed. Good lord its fast. (I don't have an ssd-yet)
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12 Jan 2015   #20
Arc

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I challenge a lot of W7 users to tell me what they CAN'T do in W10 that they CAN do in W7 (apart possibly from some really old legacy programs).



Cheers
jimbo
Well, I cannot set my icon size between large and extra large in W10, which I can do in W7.
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