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

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User Info: uwa ej

uwa ej
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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User Info: drewh

drewh
3 years ago#2
Why not ask Microsoft instead of PCH?


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User Info: twopoundcow

twopoundcow
3 years ago#3
Is 13 years not long enough term for you?

User Info: Slayn

Slayn
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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User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
3 years ago#5
Because every damn version of Windows is long term support
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User Info: Darkcloud20

Darkcloud20
3 years ago#6
I don't think there is any OS that was supported as long as Win XP.
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User Info: KillerTruffle

KillerTruffle
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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User Info: Dorami

Dorami
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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User Info: Rexdragon125

Rexdragon125
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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