EIGHT MORE YEARS

As it prepares for the release of Windows 8, Microsoft recently announced its support timetable for Vista and Windows 7.  Vista will remain fully supported through 2017.  Windows 7 will remain fully supported through 2020.

I’m sure this was good news to the folks like me who enjoy milking an OS for all it’s worth.  My desktop PC is a Vista machine and my laptop is Windows 7—and I love Windows 7.  I occasionally use some older Windows XP PCs, but I never use those for mission-critical work.  They barely earn their keep by having the questionable title of “last-ditch backups.”  And, did I mention I love Windows 7?

I am happy to know of Microsoft’s OS support plans.  That helps me to do my technology planning better.  With technology constantly changing, having a few solid parameters in hand does make things slightly less hectic.

Long live Windows 7!—At least for eight more years.





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About James Meadows

Currently I serve as a training team manager for Tyco Integrated Security at a customer-care center in Kansas City. Additionally, I am a business consultant, a freelance corporate writer, an Assembly of God ordained minister, a Civil Air Patrol chaplain, and a blogger.

I believe we are living in the most fascinating times of human history. To maximize the opportunities these times present, I have a passionate interest in leadership development and organizational success, both of which I view as inextricably linked.


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