Apple's BootCamp Dropping Windows 7 Support, Windows 8 Only



  • http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/windows-8-picks-unlikely-ally-in-apple-238557

    Interesting move on Apple's part, but I can see it making sense for them.



  • We have a client or two that will not be happy about this at all.



  • agreed. My texting docs are gonna be bummed.



  • Apple tends to not support old stuff. In the Windows lifespan, 8 is still new. From an Apple perspective, it's mature. From an Apple perspective, 7's graying.



  • @Nara said:

    Apple tends to not support old stuff. In the Windows lifespan, 8 is still new. From an Apple perspective, it's mature. From an Apple perspective, 7's graying.

    In my perspective too. Now that I'm on 8.1 and see 9 not that far away, running 7, two gen old, seems, well... old.



  • @Minion-Queen said:

    We have a client or two that will not be happy about this at all.

    If clients want flexibility two things they shouldn't do:

    • Commit to Windows but not to the Windows vision
    • Use Mac


  • Boot camp isn't the ONLY option - folks wishing to avoid Windows 8 can use something like Parallels. (which I've never minded)



  • @Katie said:

    Boot camp isn't the ONLY option - folks wishing to avoid Windows 8 can use something like Parallels. (which I've never minded)

    I use Parallels myself, but I really HATE the fact that they have never supported the Japanese keyboard. it make typing in Windows a pain in the ass. I mean it is only keymapping, why can they not spend a little time and do it right? They have done it for numerous other languages.

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  • @Katie said:

    Boot camp isn't the ONLY option - folks wishing to avoid Windows 8 can use something like Parallels. (which I've never minded)

    Or VirtualBox for free.



  • Wow.. Windows 8 is only 18 months old - this does seem kind of quick to me. But yeah when you consider that Windows 7 is 5 years old this year I suppose it makes sense.

    And @scottalanmiller who, besides you and NTG, Truely buys into the Windows vision? No company large or small I know of stays anywhere near on top of things like Windows versions. LOL a thought question, not a real one.



  • @Dashrender said:

    And @scottalanmiller who, besides you and NTG, Truely buys into the Windows vision? No company large or small I know of stays anywhere near on top of things like Windows versions. LOL a thought question, not a real one.

    It's funny. I'm on Linux all day but people think I'm part of the Windows vision. I think companies should go to Linux mostly. Just a bettering offering today. Windows 8 is rough.

    But companies need to realize, choosing products that they don't believe in will never end well. Never has in the past, won't in the future.



  • That requires that those same people first have a vision of where they are going. More often than not I see people being lead by a vendor/product they choose without taking the requirements of said product into consideration.



  • @Dashrender said:

    Wow.. Windows 8 is only 18 months old - this does seem kind of quick to me. But yeah when you consider that Windows 7 is 5 years old this year I suppose it makes sense.

    And @scottalanmiller who, besides you and NTG, Truely buys into the Windows vision? No company large or small I know of stays anywhere near on top of things like Windows versions. LOL a thought question, not a real one.

    I'm very much into the Windows ecosystem. With the exception of Hyper-V and the now-defunct TMG, the MS platform is an amazing dynamo of interoperability and centralized management.


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