People won't abandon Windows 7, OS still found on almost a quarter of all devices

MaxSmarties

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My point though is age doesn't mean anything, if it still gets the job done.

With that said. Anyone that shops, does banking, or keeps job related secrets on their machine, should be using a currently supported OS. But other than that. I'm not going to shake my finger at anyone, regardless of their OS of choice.
Well age does matter.
it’s not just the UI, it is the technology behind. Multicore/multithread support, energy management, security ... a lot of things are changing over the years.
 

comnut

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When I bought my Toshiba laptop, it came with win8 on it. I have some purchased programs that I use but they would NOT work with win8, so I had win7 installed on the computer. EVERYTHING works great; I saw the mess that win8 was, and I have ZERO interest in win10.

I do NOT do updates and my 'puter runs great.

Basically I think MS is a sales force and not a tech group. It seems their updates have too many problems for being a tech wise company, but they do know how to sell.......
Yes, I have been using win7 for years, just REMOVE IE, stop all upgrades (they are only to support the MESS that is IE!!)
Use a good AV, and good browser like Firefox - if you don't like that, have a look at Pale moon that is very much like the old FF, but with good extensions on the Pale moon website!!




 

comnut

Posts: 18   +6
Well age does matter.
it’s not just the UI, it is the technology behind. Multicore/multithread support, energy management, security ... a lot of things are changing over the years.
blah blah... you sound like you are selling a sports car, when all they want is a small car to go to the shops in, and never go faster than 40MPH!!

IF M$ had kept the beautiful looking design of windows 7 desktop in win10, it might be OK.. BUT It looks like they have thrown out all the software and people for some crazy awful 'art design'...

It is just like a 'revolutionary' car, that keeps breaking down, and fancy features added, just making it worse..

and all people want is a very simple car!!
 

MaxSmarties

Posts: 377   +197
relevant to WHAT??? most people do not use even 5% of the 'power' of windows, they are not in a business environment, only doing a maximum of 10 pages a day!!
Blah blah blah you keep speaking about “most people” without any data to support it.
 

MaxSmarties

Posts: 377   +197
blah blah... you sound like you are selling a sports car, when all they want is a small car to go to the shops in, and never go faster than 40MPH!!

IF M$ had kept the beautiful looking design of windows 7 desktop in win10, it might be OK.. BUT It looks like they have thrown out all the software and people for some crazy awful 'art design'...

It is just like a 'revolutionary' car, that keeps breaking down, and fancy features added, just making it worse..

and all people want is a very simple car!!
Every time someone starts a parallel between computers and cars , I immediately put it in the BS folder