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Donít Wait for Windows 8, Dump XP by 2012, Start Upgrading to Windows 7 in 2010

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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Donít Wait for Windows 8, Dump XP by 2012, Start Upgrading to Windows 7 in 2010


    Microsoft has already started building Windows 7’s successor, a release referred to as Windows 8, but the company is keeping all details under a tightly closed lid. This is, of course, of no surprise, especially considering that the company is mum on Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), which, by all accounts, is much closer. Market analysis firm Gartner is telling business customers not to wait for Windows 8, especially if they continue to be running Windows XP.


    Don’t Wait for Windows 8, Dump XP by 2012, Start Upgrading to Windows 7 in 2010 - Says Gartner - Softpedia

    I don't think this old news is going to wash with any geek/techie that is waiting for a release (any release will do) of the new o/s

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    I am so glad I took this matter into my own hands and made a decision months ago. Now seeing this thread gives me some reassurance that I did the right thing
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    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1. 7600 x64


    Why can't Microsoft dump the old Windows Versions and only keep the newest??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cure View Post
    Why can't Microsoft dump the old Windows Versions and only keep the newest??
    To an extent Microsoft do, It's the consumer that does'nt , look how many major corporations still use XP as their main workhorse
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    The Contemplator
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    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    Like other OS producers, Microsoft doesn't cease support for an older OS upon the release of a new one. That would be one sure-fire way to alienate their customers. Instead, MS continues to provide support for older OSes for a limited period of time. This is known as the OS support timescale, the extent of which can vary depending on circumstances but is generally reckoned to extend so that support is still provided 2 or 3 OS versions further on. Of course, there will eventually come a time where it is simply not feasible to support an old OS, but this is usually quite a number of years after the initial release of the OS.
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Donít Wait for Windows 8, Dump XP by 2012, Start Upgrading to Windows 7 in 2010

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