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Old 08-07-14, 10:50 PM
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Microsoft is pulling the plug on Windows 7?

Microsoft has dated when Windows 7 support will end, with mainstream support ending in just over 6 months.



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Old 08-07-14, 11:10 PM
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Oh well, who cares about performance updates, security updates are enough for me. 5 more years till hopefully linux has proper game support.
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Old 08-07-14, 11:49 PM
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Oh well, who cares about performance updates, security updates are enough for me. 5 more years till hopefully linux has proper game support.
SeekaX, Game support is the only thing holding me back with Linux too, with Steam getting better it's only a matter of time.
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Old 08-07-14, 11:52 PM
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SeekaX, Game support is the only thing holding me back with Linux too, with Steam getting better it's only a matter of time.
You guys have a point, with steam OS and even word of AMD's mantle coming to Linux the home of PC gaming may no longer be Windows in 2020.
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Yeah and just think of all that extra power we'll have not having a hungry OS chugging along in the background..
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Old 09-07-14, 12:15 AM
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Win 7 is definitely my favourite so far, not tried 8 yet though. Will wait til I can afford to build a new PC before I go for 8, or 9 if it's out by then
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I won't even consider windows 8. We use windows 7 at work and myself and the other member of the tech team both loath windows 8. I will stick with windows 7 to game for now and my MacBook/Hackintosh machines at home.

Had a brief flirt with Linux a few years back but it did not stick. Was doing too much development at work and had to use Visual Studio.net and SQL server at that time.

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I dont think windows 7 needs performance improvements anyway, as long as security stay's up its fine for me.

Yes linux gaming might take a turn for the better but i still have a load of games that will never run on that because of directx or not being available for linux, so i need windows.
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Oh well if this is indeed true (sorry, I'm still thinking they'll release a new service pack) Windows 8 is better on a performance level and its easy to modify to make it just like Windows 7. Its getting there in terms of supporting older programs anyway.

It better only be for windows 7 home premium though otherwise they'll have some very cross companies/Governments...
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Oh well if this is indeed true (sorry, I'm still thinking they'll release a new service pack) Windows 8 is better on a performance level and its easy to modify to make it just like Windows 7. Its getting there in terms of supporting older programs anyway.

It better only be for windows 7 home premium though otherwise they'll have some very cross companies/Governments...
Yeah, I'm upgrading my aunts PC to Windows 7 from XP this weekend. But if she can still get 5 years out of it she will be happy, the laptop is pretty old.
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