- Nov 6, 2016
That's obvious. The point is that an upgrade is inevitable.
Sophistry, I love it lol!
By definition, the inevitable is unavoidable. That's not an issue in this discussion.
At issue is the timeline and it's length before the 'end (of support) cometh'.
There is a good argument to upgrade Win 7.
A big issue for most users concerns timeliness.
Another is usability.
Currently, for Win 8.1 users, MS support still exists and won't be ending soon, but for Win 7, MS support has ended and is potentially more prone to malware and intrusion.
Of course there are exceptions.
I still use Win 7 and probably will for a number of years.
But it's used exclusively off-line as a standalone and never sees a network connection.
It does all that I need for it's purpose.
The hardware/software only has ~3500 hours on it and it's going on 9 years old.
I don't intend on upgrading any time soon lol.
Cookiegal has shown to be competent and knowledgeable of security and computing issues, past and present.
In her situation with Win 8.1, she simply doesn't see any reason for her to upgrade to Win 10 any time soon.
Change for the sake of change seems illogical to me. Un-needed and too often frustrating.
'Soon' is a relative term. As I pointed out. Context is everything.
And there is a practicality to waiting.
Correction of faulty code.
Like the issue of turning on the default sandbox in Win 10.
Windows 10 Sandbox activation enables zero-day vulnerability
'Upgrade till it's broken and then fix it.'
Just don't wait too long.