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Why doesn't Microsoft offer a long term support edition of Windows?

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3 years ago#1
This would be ideal for businesses as well as anyone who prefers stability and software maturity over bleeding edge
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3 years ago#2
Why not ask Microsoft instead of PCH?


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3 years ago#3
Is 13 years not long enough term for you?
3 years ago#4
You're... asking why Microsoft doesn't cater to selling one piece of software every 10 years vs selling them every 3?
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3 years ago#5
Because every damn version of Windows is long term support
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3 years ago#6
I don't think there is any OS that was supported as long as Win XP.
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3 years ago#7
Darkcloud20 posted...
I don't think there is any OS that was supported as long as Win XP.


That's true, but it was also a fluke and not what Microsoft intended. They rushed XP out to make up for the ME scourge, and it ended up running longer than planned to due to delays with Vista. So XP started earlier and ran later than expected.
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3 years ago#8
How long do you want the support to be? Windows 7 will have feature updates for 6 years and security updates for 11.
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3 years ago#9
XP is a garbage insecure OS, and it's going to be inundated with viruses from people sitting on exploits, waiting for Microsoft to end security updates for it.
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