Just wait until they release Windows 8.1 (codename Blue) - It blows just as many chunks, if not more. Apparently some of the 3rd party apps, like those that restore the start button, no longer work.
If that's the direction they intend to go, I'm out of the Microsoft fan boy club
Thanks Inland, I got a good chuckle there. Funny you mentioned this as I was thinking something similar (well not blowing chunks) I was thinking if Win 8/Blue is the direction Microsoft is going and away from the Desktop user I wonder if moving to Mac is a good option.
Thank you Jenny and Drac for the SP 1 info, good to know.
2020 will be it for Windows 7, Greyfuss, no matter what. They may continue limited support for the enterprise, but that's it.
But...But... wasn't XP Pro supported longer that the Home edition? and wasn't that extended?
Just checked my records and it was only 2004 when I bought my first Windows XP computer, seems like so much longer ago. And 2007 when I bought the current Desktop XP. So it does look like my best option is to move to Windows 7 and have at least 7 years of use. Build the unit big enough that if necessary it would be easy to upgrade to a new operating system at that time. But more likely that getting 7 years out of a new one I would probably build another one at that time and hopefully Microsoft or someone will have an OS suitable for Desktop use.
A new computer would also get me to finally going with the super speed cable that I have been putting off because I will have to change all my email accounts. My cable is fast enough now but I want the fastest my cable company offers and even though my Earthlink is through them, Earthlink has no faster option.
Off to play with some more builds at ecollege and Cyberpower....