Friday, July 17, 2015

End of the line | The Economist

From a Windows 10 reality check

"The fear in Redmond is that hordes of Windows 7 users (there are some 900m of them) may simply refuse to upgrade. Why should they? They were long ago promised security patches and other updates until 2020. Many remain perfectly happy with Windows 7. Others have been put off by the horror stories surrounding subsequent versions. Microsoft experienced a similar nightmare when Windows Vista was launched in 2006 as a replacement for Windows XP. As late as 2012, XP retained a greater market share than Vista and its hurriedly released successor, Windows 7, combined. "
End of the line | The Economist
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