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You despise W8.
tpi is basically defending W7 and getting worked up about W8 in pretty much every W8 thread.

And you defend Windows 8 in every Windows 8 thread, what's your point?

I'm just ragging on Microsoft, not the WP8 software. I harbour no ill-will towards it.
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And you defend Windows 8 in every Windows 8 thread, what's your point?

I'm just ragging on Microsoft, not the WP8 software. I harbour no ill-will towards it.

But for what? In 2002 I bought OSX 10.2. I can guarantee you that in 2004 I WAS NOT getting updates for OSX 10.2.

In 2009 I bought an LG ENV3, the last update for it was in 2010.

It's like complaining that some software required XP SP2 instead of XP vanilla, 3 years after XP released. WP 7.8 was a free update, there are plans to make Blue a free update for W8 users (and ergo WP8 users).

Your understanding is.... elsewhere.
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But for what? In 2002 I bought OSX 10.2. I can guarantee you that in 2004 I WAS NOT getting updates for OSX 10.2.

In 2009 I bought an LG ENV3, the last update for it was in 2010.

It's like complaining that some software required XP SP2 instead of XP vanilla, 3 years after XP released. WP 7.8 was a free update, there are plans to make Blue a free update for W8 users (and ergo WP8 users).

Your understanding is.... elsewhere.

Lol, no it's nothing like that.

3 years ago, people bought the SGS2, they're still getting updates.

The iPhone 3G still gets some updates.
Edited by Rubers - 3/20/13 at 2:31pm
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Better watch out, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 next month!

http://redmondmag.com/articles/2013/03/18/windows-7-sp1-push.aspx
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post #35 of 51
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Windows 7 SP1 is supported until 2020 RTM a little less than that.

This means it will continue getting updates.

WP8 will stop getting updates all together, including security upates, in 2014:
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Microsoft will make updates available for the Operating System on your phone, including security updates, for a period of 18 months after the lifecycle start date. Distribution of the updates may be controlled by the mobile operator or the phone manufacturer from which you purchased your phone. Update availability will also vary by country, region, and hardware capabilities.

Life cycle start date: 14/12/2012

Support end: 14/06/2014
Edited by Rubers - 3/20/13 at 2:39pm
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If you read the article, RTM support ends April 9, 2013. Official MS policy is that support ends 24 months after the service pack is released. SP1 hit in Feb 2011.

But you know best so here's a link.

http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/springboard/archive/2013/02/14/windows-7-rtm-end-of-support-is-right-around-the-corner.aspx
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post #37 of 51
Let me sum up this thread:

Rubers has no idea what he's talking about.
Edited by 3930K - 3/24/13 at 3:18am
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Let me sum up this thread:

Rubers has no idea what he;s talking about,

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Let me sum up this thread:

Rubers has no idea what he;s talking about,
smile.gif

Does seem like the OP is making a mountain out of a mole-hill in order to troll Microsoft, doesn't it?
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Anyone know a link to a good guide to help me like WP8? I have a lumia 920, hating wp8 so far and I really want to like it. Otherwise I gotta return the phone for something different.
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