Looks like Win7 is not going anywhere for a whilehttp://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57615133-75/microsoft-never-mind-that-windows-7-end-of-sales-date/
"Last week ((My comment ... would have been the beginning of Dec presumably as this was posted Dec 10th), 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.)"
I've just taken delivery of a new computer today, running W8. I hate it so far. I am back using the old computer with Vista to write here. I posted a thing using 8 earlier this evening and it refused to write (Windows
. What it insisted in doing was writing (Windows and dropping the 8 and the close bracket, and substituting a smiley after the word Windows. Also, as I was writing, everything was being undelined with a red wavy line! You can see the effect on my last post in Without Prejudice
. The red line didn't show on the actual post.
I have managed to put two web sites onto 'favourites', but can't even figure how to put links to them on the Desktop. As Roy indicates, it's unbelieveable that we find ourselves drowning here. When I was ordering the new computer, I was given two prices, one with 7 and one with 8. 7 was actually more expensive! Go figure.
Thank goodness cameras are not as complicated (unnecessarily) as computers are. I'd have given up years ago.
Hell's bells! Now that I've opened 'Review' in order to check what I've written, I see it's done it again with the bloody smiley on this, the other, old computer! Is it nothing to do with the W8 programme but something on LuLa? However, there are no red lines using this old machine.