Comment 2R72 Re: mainstream vs. extended support


Windows 7 approaches end of life


mainstream vs. extended support (Score: 3, Informative)

by on 2014-08-28 06:50 (#2R2Y)

Mainstream support just means no more Service Pack, whereas extended support is what matters: security patches.

Even Home editions have extended support until 2020, so no worries yet for all our windowers friends (although it seems they must have the latest SP installed to get the extended support).

Re: mainstream vs. extended support (Score: 1)

by on 2014-08-28 14:31 (#2R72)

We use Win7 at work. Win7 seems to have LTS status similar to WinXP -- I tend to ponder whether it will be Win8 that loses Microsoft's attention first given 8's uptake issues in the general marketplace.

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