Re: OT: Win 8.1 and 10?


WIN XP was officially supported up until April 2014 (12 years after initial release) this was 5 years after WIN-7 was released in 2009. There was a lot of pressure to get rid of the crash prone XP platform. WIN 7 on the other hand was lauded for it crash free nature. I cant remember the last time I saw the "blue screen of death"

IMO WIN-8 is to WIN-10 as VISTA was to WIN-7 . '
I have no doubt WIN-10 will survive its puberty and become a solid player someday .Giving WIN10 away is genius where else are you going to recruit 110 million beta testers for free. It is an interesting gamble on MS part


On 2/8/2016 5:15 PM, 'Richard R. Pope' mechanic_2@... [TekScopes] wrote:
How long was it between the time that WinXP was no longer available
to the OEMs and the time that MS discontinued complete support for it?

On 2/8/2016 4:01 PM, Artek Manuals manuals@... [TekScopes]
> IMO .if history is any indication WIN-7 will be supported for at least
> another 3-5 years
> Just last week , I had to take my WIN-XP laptop out of mothballs because
> WIN-7/PRO/64 wouldn't run a 16bit DOS based application I needed for a
> piece of legacy hardware
> If your only running MS based software (Word, IE, Xcel, etc) then go
> ahead if you have a piece of non MS software you truly love , I would
> contact the developer to see if it is supported in WIN-10 before I went
> that way
> Dave

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