Win8 vs. Win7: How is it (ignoring new interface)?

Started Dec 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
Sean Nelson
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Re: Win8 vs. Win7: How is it (ignoring new interface)?
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calson wrote:

Microsoft is still releasing weekly bug fixes that are many megabytes in size for the Windows operating system. With Window 7 still not stable what is the sense in going to a successor that provides no benefits to the user?

You tried to make this argument here too,  I guess because you figure the "big lie" is more likely to be believed.

However, the existence of security patches does not mean an OS is "unstable".  If a lack of security patches were an indication of which OS you should choose then (a) no current OS would be considered acceptable, and (b) people would be flocking to Windows 2000 despite the fact that it's far more vulnerable to security exploits.

In point of fact Windows 7 is unquestionably among the most stable of OS's currently available.  The reason that some corporations (but fewer each month) are still running XP has nothing to do with the stability of Windows 7 and everything to do with the costs of a corporate upgrade coupled with the desire to wait for a hardware refresh cycle in order to minimize those costs.

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