The inevitable transition to Windows 8 continues unabated. Microsoft published an update on its support site on Tuesday with a list of products reaching the end of their Mainstream Support life cycles in the coming months, including Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2010 and most notably, Windows 7 Home, Professional, Starter, Enterprise and Ultimate.
On January 13th, 2015, all of these products and services will be moving to Extended Support, a five year plan which includes regular, free security updates and paid hotfix support. After the deadline, design changes and new features will no longer be considered though. If you’re still using Windows 7, don’t worry — Extended Support isn’t set to end until January 14th, 2020 and Windows 9 should make its debut well before that date.
I don't know about Apple computer software however how many versions of the iPhone 5 are there? I'd guess 5 or 6. When is the next release of a new iPhone? Doesn't an iPhone cost as much as a PC? They are all as bad as each other IMHO.
I was wondering about the Mac computers. They are more money than the Windows machines, but are supposed to be the top machines in graphics, etc. I wonder how often they change their operating systems?
The smart phones are always changing (trying to get people to move up), but I don't have one and have no interest in those things. So many people now have them surgically attached to their wrists. Don't they? ( )
I have a mac and the OS gets updated but not with the major changes you see for example between Win7 and Win8. It usually feels pretty seemeless. The Mac upgrades are mostly free or very low cost
yes the hardware is dearer but it generally lasts MUCH longer than Window machines
I used to always have Windows at home but Vista pushed me to Mac and I have not regretted it. I use Windows all day at work and love going back to my iMac, iPad etc when I am at home
Phone software upgrades are always free and older phones can be updated although not all new features will work if the phone hardware doesnt support it.
Reading the detail in your post - looks like your OK with Win 7 for another 5 1/2 years but I'm dreading need to get a new PC / laptop for my 86 yo Dad who has been using XP - WIndows 8 is going to be really hard for him because he's a bit of a luddite poor love
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