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  • Keizer: Win7 is sticking around more than XP did in its final years

    Posted on September 6th, 2017 at 05:56 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Interesting analysis from Gregg Keizer at Computerworld:

    Windows 7’s refusal to recognize an upcoming retirement – Microsoft will halt all support in January 2020 – meant that it fell even further behind the decline pace set by Windows XP six years ago. At the same mark before its April 2014 retirement, with 28 months left to go, XP accounted for 50.4% of all Windows PCs, about three points lower than Windows 7’s August share.

    You have to wonder if Microsoft will extend Win7’s support beyond January 2020 – not because you and I care about it, but because large companies will demand it.