Comment 2R69 Re: Can they afford this?


Windows 7 approaches end of life


Can they afford this? (Score: 1, Insightful)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-08-28 09:53 (#2R4C)

XP had been declared "EOLed" quite some time ago, but Microsoft had to extend the period many times. I'd not be surprised if the same happened with Windows 7 (unless they soon bring a Windows 9 that people actually like).

Re: Can they afford this? (Score: 3, Interesting)

by on 2014-08-28 10:20 (#2R4N)

I was thinking the same. I actually quite like Win7 and would prefer it over WinXP if I'm installing on a machine with enough space. I'm amazed at how many more gigs on the harddrive Win7 requires. For virtual machines and such I still prefer XP and for some stuff I even try to install Win2000, which is pretty light in comparison.

Re: Can they afford this? (Score: 3, Interesting)

by on 2014-08-28 11:33 (#2R5A)

It amazes me how exponentially crazy the size of OSes have grown as well, especially Windows. I realize there is added functionality in each new version (ok, this could be argued :D), and increased resolution in packaged images, but why the many GB in increase? Why the bloat? Linux seems to be outgrowing the CD now with many mainstream distros requiring a DVD (if you don't count minimal CLI installs), but would it kill to focus more on efficiency in software size and even function?

Re: Can they afford this? (Score: 2, Funny)

by on 2014-08-28 13:21 (#2R69)

Mac solution: occasionally dedicate a new release to slimming-down, rather than adding features

Linux solution: lightweight distros (Fluxbuntu, Lubuntu, Puppy, DSL)

Windows solution: ...? I guess you could buy an Xbox One, or a Windows Phone :P


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2014-08-28 14:32 Funny +1

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