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Gartner: Think twice before deploying Windows 7

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Gartner: Think twice before deploying Windows 7
Companies have been less willing to embrace Windows 8, preferring instead to downgrade PCs they deploy with Windows 7 instead. All well and good, but Gartner is advising them that unless they want to go through another XP-like headache, they should start preparing to move off Windows 7 instead of to it. Windows 7 will be supported until 2020 and is still very popular, but it is also five years old now and getting a little long in the tooth. Microsoft has given up trying to make people like Windows 8 and is charging full steam ahead with Windows 9, a.k.a. Threshold, for a Q2 2015 release. Stephen Kleynhans, research vice president at Gartner said in a blog post on Tuesday. While this feels like it's a long way off, organizations must start planning now, so they can prevent a recurrence of what happened with Windows XP.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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