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MS ending support for Windows 7

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MS ending support for Windows 7

I just read on PC online this guy is praising Vista and says Windows 7 is bad and he hope it, "Rots in it's grave."  Myself I feel XP and Win7 are the best MS has ever offered any comments?  Below is a link to the article.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2471126,00.asp?obref=obinsite
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Honorary Alumnus

Re: MS ending support for Windows 7

Just to be clear on "end of Win7 support" ......
Security updates and patches for Win7 will continue into 2020.
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Moderator

Re: MS ending support for Windows 7

Hi Gary,

Thanks for sharing this piece! And thanks to Gwalk for clarifying that the end of Win 7 support isn't until 2020, since it's just now that Microsoft is no longer selling Win 7 licenses to PC makers. 

I personally use Win 7 at home and we all use Win 7 (Enterprise) here in Germantown. No qualms from me.

-Liz
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New Member

Re: MS ending support for Windows 7

True but what I was talking about is the comparison between Vista, Win7, 8, and 8.1 in the article he talked like Win7 was a junk OS and not in the same ballpark as Vista 8 or 8.1.  Myself I feel 7 is superior to all of the ones mentioned in the article. 
New Member

Re: MS ending support for Windows 7

I use Windows7 Enterprise in my Windows Partition on my main PC and Windows 7 Professional on my Studio Recording PC and XP for my workshop PC and like them all.  However my main OS is Linux Mint.  I do have customers that use Vista and 8 and they all say they don't like it.
Honorary Alumnus

Re: MS ending support for Windows 7

To me, Win7 is what Vista should have been and most likely would have been if not for "marketing pressures".

Having said that, I too was "reluctant" to give up my WinXP, in fact I still run it on a couple of hard drives.
I do have a retail copy of Vista Ultimate (as well as Win7 Ultimate) and it (Vista) does take a bit more horsepower to run but there is a big difference between a OEM preinstalled Windows vs a "retail" installation.
Wifes Toshiba laptop however runs great on Vista.

I have bought the retail versions of Windows since Day One (even ME) but I drew the line at Win8/8.1, I refuse to pay big money for an OS that at its heart is a "mobile OS" (yes I know about classic shell) when my main requirements are for a desktop application.
As far as Networking ? Win7 is a breeze.
Assistant Professor

Re: MS ending support for Windows 7

The guy is writing his opinion is all and you know what they say "opinions" are like.
People seem to get very personal and protective about their OS.
I think 7 is a very good OS, there are still plenty who think XP is the best that ever was.
I tend to roll with the newest eventually, I like the challenge of learning it. Keeps my old brain active. I have my 8.1 looking and running pretty much like 7.
New Member

Re: MS ending support for Windows 7

, there are still plenty who think XP is the best that ever was.

and I am one of them especially after SP3 
Assistant Professor

Re: MS ending support for Windows 7

I have XP and Mint 17.1 on Virtual Machines. (VMware Player)
My wife has 7 on her laptop.
Honorary Alumnus

Re: MS ending support for Windows 7

There was some major under the hood changes (if you exclude Win2K) in the jump from Win98/ME to XP such as moving from FAT32 to NTFS just to name one.