1.    09 Sep 2014 #1
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    Windows 9 Delays the Migration Off Windows 7


    Windows 9 is on the radar, and Microsoft is set to deliver the first beta of this operating system sometime this month, but all rumors pointing to an imminent launch of a new version are actually having a negative impact on the migration off Windows 7.

    Microsoft’s Windows 7 will reach end of mainstream support on January 13, 2015, while extended support will be halted on January 14, 2020, so some organizations across the world are already preparing for the migration to a newer operating system.

    Naturally, Windows 8 is considered to be the most obvious destination for all those who are running Windows 7 or an older version, but this isn’t the case right now, pretty much because of the criticism received by Microsoft’s modern platform.
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  2.    13 Sep 2014 #2
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    Why would businesses swap to a new OS, when many of them have only recently swapped to W7?

    I suspect they are not planning to upgrade for many years (just like XP).
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  3.    15 Sep 2014 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Why would businesses swap to a new OS, when many of them have only recently swapped to W7?

    I suspect they are not planning to upgrade for many years (just like XP).
    Home Depot confirms security breach following Target data theft | Reuters

    Reasons like this for example. This story I know kind of personally as I know someone who is a store manager of a Home Depot in my area and she's told me a while ago they just recently switched off from Windows xp to 7 on the registers this past spring. And also, a customer was found out to have had their account be part of the stolen credit/debit card numbers in this breach in that same store. Kind of scary. Also scary is the fact I could possibly be a victim of this...

    Windows xp's as well as 7's security are pale in comparison to Windows 8. I honestly don't think Home Depot even USES anti-virus software at all, hence why something like this could have easily happened. Get past one firewall, all bets are off. Windows 8 and soon to be 9 have at least SOME base line anti-malware protection through Defender. It makes you wonder if those data systems, from registers to servers to PC terminals, were all running Windows 8 or at least a security software; a breach wouldn't have happened. But obviously security software usually costs money to evaluate, test, configure, and deploy so that probably could have been a reason why NOT to do so when there aren't any problems in doing so theoretically. If it were built into the operating system from the start, it would have to be used and deployed because doing so it not only lazy and arrogant, it's damn right irresponsible. Now the company is having to deal with trying to figure out how possibly large their data breach is because they probably didn't have such redundant safeguards in place and put at risk millions of peoples' debit and credit card information, including me.
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  4.    15 Sep 2014 #4
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    People who read computer forums can see the benefits of having improved security.
    Businesses just see extra costs.
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