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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Hewlett-Packard throws in the towel on Windows 8-Here comes Windows 7 back by popular demand

If you wanted proof that Windows 8 is a flop, look below to the picture from the ad Hewlett-Packard sent to me last Sunday.


Screen Shot 2014 01 23 at 7 32 20 PM


Of course, they want to attract customers, so they use the words "$150 savings” and “time limited savings” to make you jump on the Web site and input your plastic’s numbers. 

From what I’ve read about H-P lately, they need your business. The heck with MicroSoft and its fixation on “touch computing”. GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT! 

And that is Windows 7 with a nice Intel processor.


We’ll have to wait until April to see if Windows 9, aka “Threshold”, makes an impression. 


Meanwhile, at 1 Infinity Loop...

OS X 10.9 Mavericks continues to do well. Some pundits worry that the Mac has some fragmentation between versions of OS X. Users still hold on to OS X 10.6 because:


1. They need to run PowerPC apps like Quicken 2006 and Appleworks 6.2.9

2. Their machine won’t run anything beyond 10.6, like my 2006 Core Duo MacBook.

3. What the heck, it still runs. 


I have read no predictions of a calamitous influx of malware as 10.6 grows older, as pundits predict will happen with Windows XP. You might want to consider an anti-virus such as the free Sophos Antivirus for Mac

Tom Briant

Editor, MacValley Voice 




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