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Windows 7: If Windows 8 goes primarily "cloud" who will be on board?

20 Feb 2011   #31
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MWRed View Post
True, but what happens when support for that product is stopped?
Think you got a lot of time before that happens. I think we still got 3 years or so of XP support.
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20 Feb 2011   #32
MWRed

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

True....but it's a thought, depending on how it would all go down. I imagine 7 will be around quite a while anyway.
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20 Feb 2011   #33
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

when will 7 die?

will we always be able to install and activate it?

i suppose pre-activated images will carry on for some time...but i also suppose that 7 may be a dinosaur-os by then...
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20 Feb 2011   #34
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MWRed View Post
True....but it's a thought, depending on how it would all go down. I imagine 7 will be around quite a while anyway.
Well, XP came out in November of 2001. And it's going to be supported until 2014. So, if we add 13 years onto the date that Windows 7 was released, that takes us from July 2009 till 2022.
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20 Feb 2011   #35
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

SledgeDG, I understood you very well. A lot of things are cheaper in the US than elsewhere, but phones and internet is not one of them. And I don't know about Kazakhstan - LOL.
When we are in Germany in the summer, my Phone bill is hardly ever over $25/month. And my wife is on the phone with her mother in NY at least once per day - and not only for 2 minutes. We pay about 1US cent per minute to the US. Here is an example of the call by call numbers to the US I can use there:


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20 Feb 2011   #36
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I see..the prices obviously changed since I moved to the US (some 12 years ago..I never actually held an Euro in my hand ;D). I had a dial up provider that charged me about the same I now pay for cable. I just didn't switch because the others were even more expensive Phone calls to the US were around 25-30ct/min.
But my post wasn't a reaction to your statement, since we posted about the same time...Meaning I hadn't read your post until after I pressed quick reply
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20 Feb 2011   #37
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
when will 7 die?

will we always be able to install and activate it?

i suppose pre-activated images will carry on for some time...but i also suppose that 7 may be a dinosaur-os by then...
By the time /7 dies, PCs will have gone out of style. Already in the 4th quarter of 2010, more smartphones and tablets were shipped than PCs - 101 Million versus 97 Million worldwide.
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20 Feb 2011   #38
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
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But I could not believe that MS would be so shortsighted as to make it an "only" situation.

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+1 had to quote it - i can't see it happening for a good few years yet.

maybe windows X? (as in 'where the x is my data?')
If they do it the Windows version has to be 9.0.

Why you ask?

Just so the marketing guys can use the phrase
Cloud Nine!!!
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20 Feb 2011   #39
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
when will 7 die?

will we always be able to install and activate it?

i suppose pre-activated images will carry on for some time...but i also suppose that 7 may be a dinosaur-os by then...
By the time /7 dies, PCs will have gone out of style. Already in the 4th quarter of 2010, more smartphones and tablets were shipped than PCs - 101 Million versus 97 Million worldwide.
Yeah, I went to a Google IT executive summit last week and they talked about that very thing. As they said, people are moving more and more to moble devices and things like Google apps are really starting to grow and prosper as the computer market shifts.
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20 Feb 2011   #40
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
when will 7 die?

will we always be able to install and activate it?

i suppose pre-activated images will carry on for some time...but i also suppose that 7 may be a dinosaur-os by then...
By the time /7 dies, PCs will have gone out of style. Already in the 4th quarter of 2010, more smartphones and tablets were shipped than PCs - 101 Million versus 97 Million worldwide.
Yeah, I went to a Google IT executive summit last week and they talked about that very thing. As they said, people are moving more and more to moble devices and things like Google apps are really starting to grow and prosper as the computer market shifts.
Once everybody has shifted maybe me and Richard Stallman can link our laptops and trade programs with one another. If he's still alive... he's not looking so good lately.
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