Windows 7 EOL

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  • edited July 16

    Well, it is somewhat old. Think of 7 the same way you thought of 98 in 2008. There are newer and somewhat better non-Microsoft things out there.

  • @robobox said:
    There are newer and somewhat better things out there.

    Sadly, Windows 10 isn't one of them. That feels more like a regression to me.

  • @robobox said:
    Well, it is pretty old.

    Wheels are pretty old, but for some reason people keep using those. Those Canadian square wheels should have sold like hotcakes just for being "new".

  • edited July 16

    I view 7 more like I did XP in 2011: a market-leading OS product with solid software support. Hardware support would have been the same if M$ hadn't "compelled" Intel to give up on Windows 7.

    Those Canadian square wheels should have sold like hotcakes just for being "new".

    Where have you been? They came out six weeks ago! The new thing is the WiFi and touch-enabled pentagonal wheel with Windows 10 IoT. Can someone give me a push out of my driveway?

  • @SomeGuy said:
    Wheels are pretty old, but for some reason people keep using those. Those Canadian square wheels should have sold like hotcakes just for being "new".

    Good point. However by “newer and somewhat better things”, I meant many of those non-Microsoft OSes out there. :P

  • @win32
    I wouldn't be surprised if we had Win10 iot wheels, with the way things are going.
    Oh and iot connected vehicles. With all new telemetry collecting information about where, when, how you drive to deliver superior advertising to your car.
    With the additional bonus of a more easily hacked vehicle.

  • 10 years is pretty ancient in the technology world.

    It's definitely pretty old at this point. It was good for the time, but that time has passed.

  • Ok, I actually put my money where my mouth is with the Linux statement. It's perfectly usable nowadays. Hell, I even like Gnome 3.

    It's a lot more realistic than limping into 2019 with an OS from 1999.

  • @yourepicfailure said:
    @win32
    I wouldn't be surprised if we had Win10 iot wheels, with the way things are going.
    Oh and iot connected vehicles. With all new telemetry collecting information about where, when, how you drive to deliver superior advertising to your car.
    With the additional bonus of a more easily hacked vehicle.

    Telemetry in vehicles is a thing. Has been for a while. My father's 2010 Ford F-150 periodically runs these "vehicle history reports" and sends them off to who knows where. It's a Microsoft SYNC system.

  • Yes, but for advertising. With all those fancy big screens in vehicles and all sorts of connectivity, it is only a matter of when that telemetry will be used for profit.

  • I wonder if Windows 7 will share the same fate as Windows XP. Extended support ends in 2020 but people continue to use for 5 more years.

  • Definitely. As I said earlier it is doing better than XP at preserving its market share.

  • @Windows99SE said:
    Extended support ends in 2020 but people continue to use for 5 more years.

    Only thing is that if people happen to use Professional or Enterprise, they have to pay (until 2023, and of the cost to rise over time). All other editions are left defenceless unless one can try with the POSReady updates but only until 2021.

  • and the paid support is only available for volume licence holders, not home users.

  • @Windows99SE said:
    I wonder if Windows 7 will share the same fate as Windows XP. Extended support ends in 2020 but people continue to use for 5 more years.

    I think so. Windows 7 is as great as XP in terms of popularity. After all, people say that Windows 7 brought a "new wave of GUI phases" and stuff like that. But everyone always has to upgrade their stuff at some point :)

  • edited July 23

    To me, 7 will always look like a blander Vista.
    Only during its development when it had that beautiful overlay blur colorization across everything composited and had the colorful auroras everywhere did I find it attractive. (build 6730)
    RTM 7 only has that overlay colorizing on inactive windows and resorts to a more Vista-like colorization for active windows.

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