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I will stick with Win7 no matter if they are supporting it or not.I was working on XP for a really long time. Switched to Win7 and it's going to be the same.Using as long as possible.
Also for example here you can buy original Win7 Ultimate key for ~75PLN which is ~30USD. Now compare that to Win 8.1 pricing.

Win 8.1 percentage is increasing not because people like it but because almost every laptop/OEM desktop is sold with it.
I wish I could just buy laptop without OS to save money but for some models it's just impossible.

Also there's probaly some kind of method to extend the support. For example the Win XP embedded update hack allows updates til 2019.
From what I remember there are also some kind of special editions of Win7 so it shouldn't be that hard.

I don't care what OS you use, just disconnect from the internet first please so you don't zombie-box as part of a botnet on the rest of us.
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That is a good thing, time to move forward. I am going to transition to Windows 10 once it gets released, not really eager to try it out in the beta phase though.
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That's true, I already said that at full retail I wouldn't bite, especially on a gaming rig. However, the idea that the entire operating system is bad because you refuse to install a different start menu is ridiculous. By that rationale, Linux is a bad OS, since every single interface and the customization thereof is "third party" and chosen by the user.

The reason people are saying it sounds like religion is the unreasonable level of hatred towards an OS, and calling people that use the OS "apologists". To see that in what should be an objective and technically savvy tech forum is really disappointing. We talk about how to modify things on these forums all the time from stock to better suit us, but for some reason when we talk about replacing a start menu (just a start menu!) on a version of Windows it's the absolute worst thing ever. Tell me, how many of you using Windows 7 installed a third party app to add a taskbar to secondary monitors?

Took the words right out of my mouth.
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Seriously why is it hard to understand some people don't like the look of Win8.....

For some reason people get offended when people say they don't like it. I think Win8 looks ugly and isn't as easy to navigate.

It fine to have your opinion on Windows 8.1 in terms of how the navigation works for you or how it looks. On the flip side W7 users should't get mad when their aging OS receives less and less software support from Microsoft & others. For instance, Windows 7 doesn't have the software support for USB installation in Skylake and it also doesn't have the infrastructure to support DX 12 either. So I shouldn't hear any complaints as DX 12 and Skylake aren't required for you to enjoy your aging OS of choice tongue.gif.
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It fine to have your opinion on Windows 8.1 in terms of how the navigation works for you or how it looks. On the flip side W7 users should't get mad when their aging OS receives less and less software support from Microsoft & others. For instance, Windows 7 doesn't have the software support for USB installation in Skylake and it also doesn't have the infrastructure to support DX 12 either. So I shouldn't hear any complaints as DX 12 and Skylake aren't required for you to enjoy your aging OS of choice tongue.gif.
That criticism is valid when the newer OS is honestly better. Going from XP to Vista, many stayed on XP. It's not because they were resisting the change or old-fashioned, it's because Vista had some extreme shortcomings. When 7 came out, it was honesty better than XP and then we were free to tell off the XP users.

People continuing to use and want support for 7 is valid. 8 might be newer, but it's not universally better. And yes, that's an opinion, but it's not an isolated one and has the marketshare numbers to back it up.
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I used windows 8.1 on my laptop for school for a whole year and only this week got around to installing it on my desktop after having some computer problems. I have to say there is a lot of useless stuff added, but there are some nice small improvements here and there. Overall the OS is slightly faster than windows 7, and once you get used to 8.1 there is no point in going back. And if you are buying a new OS, you might as well buy 8.1 and get windows 10 for free/cheap when it comes out.

But if you are someone who uses your computer for work and have all of your work essential programs configured the way you like it, it simply wouldn't be worth upgrading and having to reconfigure and troubleshoot possible incompatibilities. You would loose too much valuable time and productivity.
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