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13-02-2020, 10:11 PM
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Still Using W7?

A Computer magazine, points out that there is now a petition going which demands that W7 goes "open source" such that it can be in free public use after MS have finished supporting it.


They're looking for 7,777 signatures...!
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13-02-2020, 10:22 PM
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a. I bet that would be a pile of poo to maintain

b. Microsoft would be too embarrassed to release it
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13-02-2020, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Tedc ->
A Computer magazine, points out that there is now a petition going which demands that W7 goes "open source" such that it can be in free public use after MS have finished supporting it.


They're looking for 7,777 signatures...!
When is that going to happen? I've got W7.
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13-02-2020, 11:52 PM
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Re: Still Using W7?

If that were to happen, I've got a spare computer to install it on. It would be an interesting project for the open source community to take on and interesting for us to see how it turns out.
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14-02-2020, 01:03 AM
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When is that going to happen? I've got W7.


Me too, Tiff.
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14-02-2020, 10:27 AM
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From the magazine, this week,(12-25 Feb) "More than 13,000 people have signed a petition to make windows 7 open source.

It was set up by the Free Software Foundation (FSF) which campaigns for programs to be made open source in order to provide "computer user freedom""

(Apologies to Computer Active magazine if this message breached their privacy terms & conditions.)
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14-02-2020, 11:21 AM
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If Microsoft had any sense (which is doubtful) they would release an updated version of Win7 and keep everyone happy.
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14-02-2020, 11:42 AM
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If Microsoft had any sense (which is doubtful) they would release an updated version of Win7 and keep everyone happy.
They have released an updated version of Win7, it's called Windows 10.
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14-02-2020, 11:46 AM
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Re: Still Using W7?

Originally Posted by Tiffany ->
When is that going to happen? I've got W7.
Originally Posted by Mups ->
Me too, Tiff.

"I live at 12 Parkside Avenue!".......Sorry I've been watching too many adverts......Yes! I'm still running windows 7 also, on my netbook, and there's now't wrong with it....
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14-02-2020, 11:47 AM
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they have released an updated version of win7, it's called windows 10.
Bit rubbish though innit....
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