Windows 7 ... the final countdown

Windows 7 Discussion in 'Windows' started by muckshifter, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. muckshifter

    muckshifter I'm not weird, I'm a limited edition. Moderator

    Mar 5, 2002
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    In a Hovel
    Jan 13th begins the final countdown for Windows 7.

    On that date, one of Microsoft's best and most successful versions of Windows hits its official "end of mainstream support." ... the King is dead, long live the King!

    This first date ... End of mainstream support ... effectively means that Microsoft will no longer offer free updates to the operating system.

    What OS are you gonna run in the future?

    muckshifter, Jan 8, 2015
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  2. muckshifter

    Ian Administrator

    Feb 23, 2002
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    If you're still running Windows 7, don't worry about this announcement - it's just things like service packs and extended features that are no longer released. Security fixes, etc... are still going to be rolling out for at least another 5 years :).

    I'm looking forward to Windows 10, that's for sure... really not keen on Windows 8.1.
    Ian, Jan 8, 2015
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  3. muckshifter


    Jan 4, 2003
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    Where ever I want to be
    Im gonna learn coding in multiple formats

    Develop my own operating system and put it out onto the market for pennies

    I'm sick of Microsoft ripping people off

    I've only had Win7 Pro in my PC for 2 years. I know it's a couple years older than that but
    it is as popular if not more than XP and I loved XP

    TriplexDread, Jan 8, 2015
  4. muckshifter


    Jan 14, 2006
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    With people getting used to Android on smartphones could there be a push over to Linux?
    I keep saying i want to use Linux but it might be time to start and quickly with the demise of Win7?
    And go open source and ditch the expensive O/S with microsoft?
    Anon_F, Jan 8, 2015
  5. muckshifter

    V_R ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Moderator

    Jan 31, 2005
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    8.1, soon to be 10! :cool:
    V_R, Jan 8, 2015
  6. muckshifter

    floppybootstomp sugar 'n spikes Moderator

    Mar 5, 2002
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    Whatever :D

    For playing games I'll run Win 7 until it's no longer feasible, couldn't really give a monkeys about MS support.

    And when that day comes I'll look for an alternative or a solution.

    If that means Win 12 when the time comes, so be it.

    Honestly not that big a deal to me :)
    floppybootstomp, Jan 8, 2015
  7. muckshifter


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    Maidstone, Kent, UK
    :thumb:Try Zorin 9 LTS 64 bit feckit, I have dual booted with Windows 8.1 it is free and downloadable to a pen drive or burn DVD it is free and based on Ubuntu. You are able to make it look like Windows XP, 2000, Vista, W7 and W 8.1 also you can run it from the burnt DVD or pen drive but that would be a limited version:bow:Oh and there is plenty of help out there if you need assistance Zorin have their own forum as well.
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    bootneck02, Jan 8, 2015
  8. muckshifter

    EvanDavis Silly Fool

    Jun 20, 2010
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    I'm not really a gamer. So Linux and OSX and I might just have a look see at Windows 10
    EvanDavis, Jan 9, 2015
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