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    This topic contains 13 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by  anonymous 6 months, 2 weeks ago.

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    • #161561 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      Do you know when your Surface’s lifecycle will expire? Article coming in Computerworld.
      [See the full post at: More confusion and obfuscation for Surface owners]

    • #161599 Reply

      Canadian Tech
      AskWoody MVP

      I am well connected and know a lot of users. I do not know of a single individual who owns a Microsoft Surface device. It is an over-priced tablet that is trying very hard to be something more, using an OS that is dreadful.

      CT

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      • #161759 Reply

        anonymous

        Canadian Tech, where I work, when I am in meetings I often notice that around half the devices around the table are Surface Pros or Surface Books (more Pros than Books). This is a mixture of staff and external suppliers. So although you might know anyone who owns them, in my experience they are quite popular.

    • #161664 Reply

      MrJimPhelps
      AskWoody MVP

      With all of the billions of dollars Microsoft has, you would think they could do better than this.

      Group "L" (Linux Mint)
      with Windows 8.1 running in a VM
      • #161670 Reply

        Canadian Tech
        AskWoody MVP

        Jim, it is not a matter of money, lord know they have enough of that. It takes a management who is competent and gives a d**n. Neither talent exists any longer in this corporation that is on the slide down the chute to oblivion.

        CT

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      • #161703 Reply

        MrJimPhelps
        AskWoody MVP

        Makes perfect sense, when you think of the junk that is called “Surface”, that Microsoft sells for top dollar with a straight face.

        Group "L" (Linux Mint)
        with Windows 8.1 running in a VM
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    • #161749 Reply

      GoneToPlaid
      AskWoody Lounger

      On the surface, it seems that all of the comments so far appear to be somewhat negative.

    • #161784 Reply

      anonymous

      It seems to me that Intel, Microsoft et al have seen the army of lawyers descending, and are in strict defensive mode. Remove all records [Surface support] which might give plaintiffs a legal interest and so on.

      As there are no easy solutions, they will just get worse in the near future.

    • #161786 Reply

      jescott418
      AskWoody Lounger

      Probably more about numbers then anything. How many users are still out there with older devices. I have no interest owning any Microsoft hardware, for the reason above. Microsoft seems to make changes on a whim about support these days. Remember how Windows 10 dropped support for some Atom chips too. I am more concerned that Intel hasn’t a clue how to properly mitigate Spectre with firmware because the real solution would significantly slow down CPU’s. That might be the reason for Microsoft’s support retractions too.

    • #162031 Reply

      anonymous

      Well if there are no more updates, at least the hullabaloo with patching’s over, right?

      • #162169 Reply

        Cascadian
        AskWoody Lounger

        There is silver-lining thinking for you. I thought it was more like Surface patching is insignificant because Surface use is insignificant. What was the phrase we used to see from Microsoft? Only a small segment of users is affected. I may have forgotten the exact wording.

    • #162861 Reply

      anonymous

      Is this the most recent post? It’s 5 days old, and I wanted to make sure that there’s not something wrong. Usually there’s a new post on AskWoody every day, except on weekends.

      • #162866 Reply

        PKCano
        AskWoody MVP

        There have lots of posts in the last five days. There is a problem with caching.  Click on the “Dec” under the calendar on the right, then click on the “Jan” to refresh.

    • #162899 Reply

      anonymous

      Thank you, PCCaro. But, in trying that, I stumbled on something that seems to work without that fuss. I changed my bookmark to include a / at the end: https://www.askwoody.com/

      For some reason, https://www.askwoody.com (without the slash) has the old cache of the page. But add the slash, and I get the most recent version. Weird.

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