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

#1uwa ejPosted 11/4/2013 10:07:18 AM
This would be ideal for businesses as well as anyone who prefers stability and software maturity over bleeding edge
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#2ivanwind15Posted 11/4/2013 10:09:52 AM(edited)
Why not ask Microsoft instead of PCH?


All Windows releases are LTS
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#3twopoundcowPosted 11/4/2013 10:12:10 AM
Is 13 years not long enough term for you?
#4SlaynPosted 11/4/2013 10:14:07 AM
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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#5Orestes417Posted 11/4/2013 10:18:17 AM
Because every damn version of Windows is long term support
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#6Darkcloud20Posted 11/4/2013 10:26:59 AM
I don't think there is any OS that was supported as long as Win XP.
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#7KillerTrufflePosted 11/4/2013 10:34:38 AM
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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#8DoramiPosted 11/4/2013 10:46:49 AM
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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#9Rexdragon125Posted 11/4/2013 11:00:18 AM
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.