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wht
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wht,
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4/16/2013 | 6:52:04 PM
re: Microsoft Dangles Windows 8, Office 2013 SMB Bundle
Are you willing to work indefinitely without current security patches and new features? Your boss and IT dept are fools if you do that at work, and at home you are your own fool. Upgrade to Windows 8, learn how to run it in desktop mode (very easy to do on the first day and first boot, and be secure. Skip Win 7, it will be in the same position as XP in a few years. As Win 8 evolves it will become the new XP. If you can remember 12 years ago, everyone had the same reservations and problems with XP.
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4/9/2013 | 1:28:45 PM
re: Microsoft Dangles Windows 8, Office 2013 SMB Bundle
Nearly 39% of computers still run Windows XP because it works. While it may not have the "bells and whistles" of Windows 7 or 8, users that are performing the same tasks (productivity apps, reading e-mail, etc) have little to gain in upgrading. If a company can't justify the cost, they're going to defer the expense as long as possible.

Discontinuation of support will force current XP users to eventually abandon ship, just as they did for Windows 2000, which was another very stable business oriented operating system. Lack of support for things such as Internet Explorer may send some to Chrome or Firefox, but in the end the upgrade will be inevitable.


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