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Windows 7: It has been a nice run...

10 Jan 2020   #11
Lady Fitzgerald

 

There were some curious comments here.
@William2020 Would you care to reread my post above? Actually, I suggest you do and read all of it.Then maybe you will see that Win 7's EOL is not the only reason I'm defecting from MS and the entire Windows platform.
@Brink Your post sounded almost like I would fail at using Linux and be forced to return to Windows in Win 10. Nope, ain't going to happen! I still have a lot to learn about Linux but I'm already using it full time (like right now, for example). The only time I've fired up my Win 7 machine is to move some data over to the Linux machine.

Thanks for the kind words, everyone. Maybe I'll drop back in a few days (then again, maybe not).


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10 Jan 2020   #12
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Aw, I shall miss your insightful and witty comments on this Forum.
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10 Jan 2020   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
There were some curious comments here.
@William2020 Would you care to reread my post above? Actually, I suggest you do and read all of it.Then maybe you will see that Win 7's EOL is not the only reason I'm defecting from MS and the entire Windows platform.
@Brink Your post sounded almost like I would fail at using Linux and be forced to return to Windows in Win 10. Nope, ain't going to happen! I still have a lot to learn about Linux but I'm already using it full time (like right now, for example). The only time I've fired up my Win 7 machine is to move some data over to the Linux machine.

Thanks for the kind words, everyone. Maybe I'll drop back in a few days (then again, maybe not).

Just hoping you will stop by and say hello from time to time.
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11 Jan 2020   #14
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Jeannie, I know the felling of everyone is trying to spy you. M$ is just a recent member of the club. Google (with Chrome or Android), Facebook and many other are the pioneers.
I have an Android smart phone. I had to install a develop program just to be able to uninstall some programs that were self launching with advertising s.

I've been using Linux for almost 20 years. I have dual boot with Lubuntu and Win 7. Once you learn how to use Linux, it's just happy computing. Linux is fast, safe and free. And there are so many good distros...
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11 Jan 2020   #15
jadinolf

Windows `10 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
...but it is time for me to say goodbye to all my cyber friends here and Seven Forums. With Win 7 reaching EOL in a week and me defecting from the entire Windows platform in favor of Linux, there is really nothing more I can contribute or learn here anymore, other than proselytizing Linux as a replacement for Win 7, which is not really the scope of Seven Forums although I'm grateful that the PTBs (Powers That Be) have let me get away with it so far.

With that said, I may drop in once in a great while but, for the most part, I'm leaving for keeps. I have nothing against the people here, including management (most of you all have been totally wonderful) or Seven Forums. It's just time for me to move on, same as many (actually, most) of us have moved on to (shudder) Win 10. Even if MS had a change of heart and announced that it will stop the current practices I, and many others of us, find so unacceptable (polite term), I can no longer trust MS. Period.

Goodbye and good luck to all of you, no matter how you decide to proceed after EOL. It was a good run and I'm going to miss it and you all..

Good-bye Jeannie. It's been nice knowing you.
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11 Jan 2020   #16
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Oh IM SURE you'll be back sooner than you think, as you'll likely be running a virtual W7 inside whichever linux you choose.

lots of luck


Roy
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15 Jan 2020   #17
Lady Fitzgerald

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Oh IM SURE you'll be back sooner than you think, as you'll likely be running a virtual W7 inside whichever linux you choose.

lots of luck


Roy


That is SO not going to happen! I'm through with MS. Period (thanks for the good wishes, though). The only two Windows programs I haven't been able to replace with ones in Linux to accomplish the same things are the professional music engraving program I haven't used since the Crash of '08 and the program needed to set the settings and program the macro keys on my Logitech 510s keyboards (I'll just junk or give away the keyboards, replace them with ones that take up less room on my desk, and find another way to keep and access macros). Curiously enough, I was able to find a Linux program to pair up my Logitech mice with their Unifying Receiver). I'll probably have to replace my Bother (sic) label maker with an equivalent standalone.

I dropped in this morning to see how many eulogies there were for Win 7's funeral and was surprised to see Golden and, especially, Kari had come back to groundlessly taunt those who refuse to downgrade to Win 10. Things must be getting pretty boing for them on Ten Forums to want to come back here (or they just have a mean streak). Pity. Seven forums became a nicer place when they and their ilk left Seven Forums.

Well, I'm happy to announce I have yet to see anything in the news about the world coming to a end due to Win 7's EOL.

Keep on trucking, you all, no matter how you decide to proceed now that Win 7 is officially "dead".
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15 Jan 2020   #18
Struggling7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
......Well, I'm happy to announce I have yet to see anything in the news about the world coming to a end due to Win 7's EOL......
No… the major security flaw found in win10 took care of that .
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15 Jan 2020   #19
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
There's always ocn.


Nothing dead about 7 except on your end and eol

I'll still be using it primarily for quite some time to come.


Even linux needs a firewall so now does win-7.
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15 Jan 2020   #20
Struggling7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
......Even linux needs a firewall so now does win-7.
It’s got one and mine still shows On as normal. Mine is Home Premium 32 bit if that makes a difference. Does updates’ ending on OS mean it will quit functioning?


Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Firewall
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