1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

News Microsoft doubles Windows 7, Vista lifespan

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 21 Feb 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt New Member

    Joined:
    16 Dec 2011
    Posts:
    1,009
    Likes Received:
    27
  2. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

    Joined:
    7 Apr 2007
    Posts:
    2,173
    Likes Received:
    38
    Definitely sounds like MS are hedging their bets with Win8. There are still huge numbers of less involved users who are still with XP, the last thing MS want is Win8 scaring them off from ever upgrading.
     
  3. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    5 Nov 2006
    Posts:
    1,905
    Likes Received:
    224
    But why Vista as well?!
     
  4. modfx

    modfx Loft Gremlin

    Joined:
    11 Feb 2010
    Posts:
    209
    Likes Received:
    7
    This.
     
  5. SchizoFrog

    SchizoFrog New Member

    Joined:
    5 May 2009
    Posts:
    1,574
    Likes Received:
    8
    I think you'll find that as Vista and 7 are so much alike under the hood people would complain if they dropped Vista support when the updates are basically compatible between the two so it just makes sense to extend the support for both.
     
  6. SchizoFrog

    SchizoFrog New Member

    Joined:
    5 May 2009
    Posts:
    1,574
    Likes Received:
    8
    Personally I'll keep running my Win7 as I can't be bothered to completely set up a new system again so I will most likely partition my HDD (1.5TB) and dual boot with Win8 as well, and see how I get on with it.
     
  7. ----jimbo----

    ----jimbo---- New Member

    Joined:
    15 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    28
    Likes Received:
    1
    Meanwhile Apple drops support for all Macs without a dedi GPU and pretty much all Macs over 4 years old.
     
  8. Madness_3d

    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

    Joined:
    26 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    1,038
    Likes Received:
    34
    I guess a patch for 7 is a Patch for Vista, so they might as well
     
  9. chrismarkham1982

    chrismarkham1982 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    1 Apr 2010
    Posts:
    1,835
    Likes Received:
    259
    ^This.
     
    Apophis54, JBond and David like this.
  10. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

    Joined:
    21 Nov 2003
    Posts:
    3,971
    Likes Received:
    79
    Good, Not sure if I'll upgrade to 8 or not, I'm not keen on the Metro interface.
     
  11. SighMoan

    SighMoan Member

    Joined:
    29 Mar 2011
    Posts:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    Exactly the same. I have no interest a touch screen GUI/Metro for my desktop PC, so have yet to come across any reason why i would want to 'upgrade' to Win 8. (Unless the upgrade path is about £20, which we all know it won't be.)
     
  12. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

    Joined:
    31 Aug 2010
    Posts:
    2,702
    Likes Received:
    97
    I will try the beta of Window's 8 just, as I did with Window's 7 and decided to get it because it was better than Vista.

    I never had problems with Vista and to be honest it ran better for me than XP did but, at the time I did prefer XP.

    This extra support time is only a good thing really if you don't upgrade your OS when a new one is released or don't need to upgrade it all the time.

    All I can say though is it's about time they did it, but I wonder if it means that they will start expecting us to pay more for Window's when we buy it.
     
  13. feathers

    feathers Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    11 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    2,535
    Likes Received:
    59
    I have a feeling Win 8 is going to **** and so they realise many people will complain and stick with win 7. Rumour circulating that MS want to kill off desktop PC, I'd rather see MS dead before that happens.

    Windows 8 metro interface is basically windows media center as a desktop yes? Well although I think media center is nice to look at, it is really more of an idiot interface. Something that would appeal to console users. I very rarely use media center for playing media so having it replace desktop is not appealing.

    Apparently you can opt for win 7 interface from what I've read albeit with some limitations. I don't know, perhaps win 8 will work out ok but it wouldn't be the first time MS produced a failure (windows millenium?).

    I liked Windows vista and for me it was such a relief after the unstable and unreliable windows xp.

    Can't say I'm looking forward to win 8.
     
  14. deadstoned

    deadstoned New Member

    Joined:
    20 Mar 2011
    Posts:
    17
    Likes Received:
    6
    I like everything in Windows 8 except Metro and with rumors it cant even be disabled in Windows 8, I'm certain I wont buy Windows 8 unless it ships with a start menu. The Metro design just isnt designed well for mice and keyboard, its completely touch oriented.
     
  15. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

    Joined:
    28 Sep 2010
    Posts:
    12,592
    Likes Received:
    558
    Thank God!
    I hated Windows 8 from the second I saw it, so this is a big relief for me, especially as I'm using OEM WIndows 7.
     
  16. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    5 Nov 2006
    Posts:
    1,905
    Likes Received:
    224
    I don't want no blinkin metrosexual interface full of mardigras colouring.
     
  17. David

    David RIP Tel

    Joined:
    7 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    13,044
    Likes Received:
    2,115
    It's not really that surprising, is it?

    We had XP for around eight years and, personally, I'll be damned if I don't get six or more from Windows 7. I doubt I'm the only one who thinks that way.
     
    Apophis54 and JBond like this.
  18. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

    Joined:
    23 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    12,945
    Likes Received:
    17
    Suits me. I plan to stick with Windows 7 for even longer than I stuck with XP (and that was a long time).
     
  19. Panos

    Panos Member

    Joined:
    18 Oct 2006
    Posts:
    288
    Likes Received:
    5
    Vista SP2 (from the box installation not patched) is as good as W7.

    Consider this, W7 seems going to be the OS that will run in 2 decades. (2001-2020).
    If we think about it, is more than the official lifespan of any other MS OS. Second though to XP :)
     
  20. schmidtbag

    schmidtbag New Member

    Joined:
    30 Jul 2010
    Posts:
    1,082
    Likes Received:
    10
    good. i tried windows 8 and i found it to be terrible. even for a tablet, the metro interface is unsuitable. also, explorer does not need the ribbon bar.
     
Tags: Add Tags

Share This Page