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    Microsoft Windows XP, 7, 8.1 & 9 - Lies, Rumors and Truth

    Hi Guys, here is some info for win xp,7,8.1 &9

    from Carey Holzmans youtube vids

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    In this video I expose the false information being reported by reputable sources concerning the upcoming end of Windows 7 support. These articles are FALSE! I also address Microsoft's commitment to XP purchasers to never use activation to force them to upgrade and said they would likely provide a patch to bypass the required software activation upon re-install once XP's end of life had been reached. Discuss the last service pack (now referred to as updates, but not to be confused with monthly updates). Windows 8.1 Update 2 is expected August 12, 2014. Windows 9, code named 'Threshold' is in the works and expected be available this time (July/August) of next year (2015).

    http://youtu.be/voPV28rOzH4?list=UUm...jzOz1UV8jCvIHA

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    Interesting info on XP activation.

    There are actually lots of valid reasons to keep using XP. Surfing the web and getting email is not even THAT risky, if a good anti-virus is in place (plenty continue to work on XP) plus there is also such a thing as safe browsing and email practice. But regardless, many may never want to use XP on the web or for email and just need a specialized program etc. etc. Then of course image backups can easily recover one if the unthinkable DOES happen. Anyhoo, there is a LOT of baloney being sold out there! That Microsoft is reneging on its promise to patch XP to no longer require activation says a lot about their ethics.
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    Looking forward to August 12th!

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    windows rollout their OS too fast instead of spending more time on makin it much better than the previous one

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    Quote Originally Posted by fr3d View Post
    windows rollout their OS too fast instead of spending more time on makin it much better than the previous one
    Win 8 has been out approaching 2 years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fr3d View Post
    windows rollout their OS too fast instead of spending more time on makin it much better than the previous one
    Really?

    Windows XP release: Oct 2001
    Windows Vista release: Nov 2007
    Windows 7 release: July 2009
    Windows 8 release: Oct 2012

    Judging by the last 4 OS release alone, i'd say they don't rush them

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    Looks like they take their time when they have a good one and scramble when they make a boo-boo.

    I consider Win 95/98, XP, and 7 to be useful, stable and worth keeping. Microsoft seems to have agreed in that they slow-rolled the replacements.

    ME/2000, Vista and 8.0 not so much. 8.1 and future (8.2) are patches. Even though it is free, 8.1 isn't called a 'service pack' so users will feel that basic shortcomings are corrected.

    Every other version, they seem to learn their lessons, then forget them.

    By that reasoning, Win 9 should be a keeper.

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    NT4/2000 after sp2 was beautifull OS
    vista was a great OS very few people understood vista
    xp for me was a problem because i believed in the mega whag whag about it being NT based so i had a very hard time with it after leaving NT4 / 2000
    7 was great
    8 was fine
    8.1 is a great OS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myk SilentShadow View Post
    Really?

    Windows XP release: Oct 2001
    Windows Vista release: Nov 2007
    Windows 7 release: July 2009
    Windows 8 release: Oct 2012

    Judging by the last 4 OS release alone, i'd say they don't rush them
    if you look at it it take 6 years from xp to vista and 3 years from 7 to 8. And when it come to windows 9 windows 8.1(the complete version of windows 8) just released last year.
    Last edited by fr3d; 07-29-2014 at 05:42 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fr3d View Post
    if you look at it it take 6 years from xp to vista and 3 years from 7 to 8. And when it come to windows 9 windows 8.1 just released last year.
    Technically speaking, 8.1 isn't an OS, it's just a service pack/update whatever you want to call it over windows 8. Windows 9 coming next year will be short of 3 years from Win8's initial launch.

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