The Microsoft strategy is clear.  Discontinue offering Windows 7 to new PC, convertible, and tablet makers late next year and also abandon XP users in April.  Their arrogance is giving new meaning to the term “Public relations”.

I am finally “getting” the marketing plan as well as the conceptual framework for the tiles and the new “skin” that they put ontop of Windows.

But, you know, it is still quite a hassle and a very difficult integration problem at work.

Android keeps looking better and better and better.  And Google Apps vs Windows?  Don’t get me started.

Windows 7 Support

Thanks to ZDNet

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  1. Last week, Microsoft made it public that it planned to stop allowing its PC partners to sell machines with Windows 7 preloaded as of October 30, 2014.

    The Redmondians are now saying that date was posted in error. The new official word is that Microsoft still has yet to determine when the Windows 7 preload cut-off date will be. (Neowin reported the change from October 30, 2014 to "TBD" over the weekend.)

    A spokesperson supplied the following statement explaining the mix-up:

    "We have yet to determine the end of sales date for PCs with Windows 7 preinstalled. The October 30, 2014 date that posted to the Windows Lifecycle page globally last week was done so in error. We have since updated the website to note the correct information; however, some non-English language pages may take longer to revert to correctly reflect that the end of sales date is 'to be determined.' We apologize for any confusion this may have caused our customers. We’ll have more details to share about the Windows 7 lifecycle once they become available."


    Thanks to ZDNet

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