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Annecy
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Windoze7: Life after End of Life ???

#1 Post by Annecy » Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:50 pm

Anyone (else) contemplating ...
life for Windoze7 after M$ EoLs W7 :?:

Seems to me that I will want to perpetuate Windoze7 ...
on my T43 ... and T60/s ...
(I'm also/still endeavoring to resuscitate/perpetuate
the (specific/certain) WinXP install ... on my T30 :()


Of course, I suppose I could "convert" them to Linux machines :help:

Anyway/Seemingly a real challenge/issue will be ...
keeping Windoze7 machines "safe" ... when online ~
which ... in my case ...
will mean (at least) finding/installing a 3rdParty FireWall :banghead:

Back in the/my XP "daze" ...
I first used ZoneAlarm ...
Then ZA became a CPU HOG :SH!:
So ... I switched to Comodo Firewall ...

During the XP EoL ...
3rdParty FireWall (& AntiVirus) enterprises
continued supporting their XP compatible products ...
for limited time/s ... after the XP EoL :flame:

Who knows :??:
Maybe (some of) the Windoze7 "user base"
could organize/unite ...
& petition "someone" ... "out there"
to support/maintain a Windoze7 EoL FireWall :?:

Maybe even an OpenSource FireWall:eek:
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2005:
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2015:
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2017:
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2018:
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T60 2008-4AU & 2613-CTO
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Re: Windoze7: Life after End of Life ???

#2 Post by br0adband » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:33 pm

You make it sound like the day the official support for Windows 7 stops the OS itself will just grind to a screeching halt, which of course is not the case. I myself will continue to use Windows 7 on my hardware - I just installed it on a Yoga 710 15" Kaby Lake the other day and 99.9% of the hardware is completely functional, the one aspect that doesn't is the multi-touch capability but since my Wife is going to use it in Stand-mode as her personal laptop she doesn't care about that.

Windows 7 will work fine on most anything for probably 6 more years from today, that's my guess, and as time passes I'll look into other solutions if necessary.

I don't worry so much about the BS from Intel and Microsoft nearly as much as some folks do because I know all the artificially created constraints they keep coming up with get dismissed by talented coders and hackers who just laugh and keep going. :)

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Re: Windoze7: Life after End of Life ???

#3 Post by MikalE » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:10 am

I will continue to run Win7 Pro on my T500 and T510, while another T510 and my T520 runs Wind10 Pro.

If I were to buy another T series machine it will have Win7 Pro installed.
T500 C2D 2055-BE9
T510 i5 4384-DV7
T510 i7 4349-A64
T520 i7 4242-4UU(CTO)


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Re: Windoze7: Life after End of Life ???

#4 Post by Annecy » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:09 pm

br0adband wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:33 pm
"You make it sound like the day the official support for Windows 7 stops the OS itself will just grind to a screeching halt, ..."
I (personally) do not agree with the above ... hyperbole :roll: :BAAAD!:

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Re: Windoze7: Life after End of Life ???

#5 Post by ajkula66 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:54 pm

As it stands now, W7 is the last MS OS that I'll ever use on my personal systems.

And my W7 installs have been locked down for a while now, blocking any updates. Nothing bad has happened.

I see no reason why any of this should change in 2020...

Obviously, YMMV.
...Knowledge is a deadly friend when no one sets the rules...(King Crimson)

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Re: Windoze7: Life after End of Life ???

#6 Post by Annecy » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:17 pm

ajkula66 wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:54 pm
"I see no reason why any of this should change in 2020..."
What about when (3rdParty) Win7 FireWall products
are no longer maintained ... as "state of the art" :?: :banghead:

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Re: Windoze7: Life after End of Life ???

#7 Post by ajkula66 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:23 am

Annecy wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:17 pm
ajkula66 wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:54 pm
"I see no reason why any of this should change in 2020..."
What about when (3rdParty) Win7 FireWall products
are no longer maintained ... as "state of the art" :?: :banghead:
I don't use them now...never have...
...Knowledge is a deadly friend when no one sets the rules...(King Crimson)

Cheers,

George (your grouchy retired FlexView farmer)

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