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Old 02-17-2014, 01:22 PM
 
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I saw some news articles saying MS is stopping Windows 7 on home computers in Oct 2014. Why are they doing that, when they know perfectly well that people hate Windows 8?

Will stores like Best Buy continue to sell home computers with Windows 7 after that date? You could compare it with, when Vista came out, didn't most Best Buy computers just have Vista and not XP right away?
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:27 PM
 
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Microsoft: We goofed on that Windows 7 end-of-sales date | ZDNet
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:28 PM
 
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Likely they will have windows 9 out by then.
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:31 PM
 
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Looks like that's not the end date of Windows 7 at all. Will Windows 9 have the Metro interface?
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Old 02-17-2014, 05:33 PM
 
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Windows 9 won't be out till 2015, from what I have heard Microsoft realized (again) that they f'd up and the traditional desktop/start menu will be returning.
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:34 PM
 
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Looks like that's not the end date of Windows 7 at all. Will Windows 9 have the Metro interface?
Let's hope they'll have a better functioning metro interface... or something different altogether and scrap this bipolar dual UI approach. We need something that gets away from the old crappy UI... but simply replacing it with another crappy UI won't do.
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:09 PM
 
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Sales may end but support for 7 is suppose to last through 2021.
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:12 PM
 
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Windows 9 won't be out till 2015, from what I have heard Microsoft realized (again) that they f'd up and the traditional desktop/start menu will be returning.
yep;supposedly MS has said they learned to listen to users on what they want since win 8.
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:17 PM
 
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How do you spell Linux?....Mint...Main Page - Linux Mint
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:39 AM
 
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How do you spell Linux?....Mint...Main Page - Linux Mint
I don't see how this is relevant to the thread.
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