[citation][nom]heroz0r[/nom]They force us to use Windows 8...[/citation]
Negative. I will be running win 7 until there is compelling reason to upgrade. Lack of SP is not a motivator. And they already burned me with Vista, making me think I needed it to play DX10...Games are still being released in dx9 hah.
[citation][nom]bystander[/nom]Exactly how does the lack of a new service pack force people into Win 8? Win 7 works great on SP1 as it is.[/citation]
It doesn't, yet. But I think its obvious Microsoft really, really wants everyone to embrace there new vision of personal computing, so in a few years they can finally not be bothered with having to make a desktop OS
[citation][nom]Inferno1217[/nom]Looks like they are worried about Windows 8 success and want force people to upgrade to Windows 8. Big Mistake![/citation]They aren't dropping support, and they release patches all the time. They don't need another service pack at this point.
A Service pack are essentially updates bundled together and is essential service packs are released to save time bringing computers back up to speed and secure.
What does this mean for the general public and computer repair and service shops? I’m not in the industry so there could be tricks to deal with it albeit can imagine redownloading and/or reinstalling updates on a regular basis can be lot of time wasted.
On a business scale, can this be classed as negligent by Microsoft choosing to ignore servicing packs?
I think half of the rage from no new Service Pack can be blamed on Windows XP SP2. It released so much new functionality and improvements that it sort of set a high bar. What came with Windows 7 SP1? Some HDMI audio fix and a XPS Viewer update?
Yeah, that's REAL thrilling... Seeing stuff that could be its own patch.
Some people are just waiting for a feature filled update. I know I am.
[citation][nom]cookoy[/nom]In line with the trend: nt4 - 6 sp, w2k - 4 sp, xp - 3 sp, vista - 2 sp, w7 - 1 sp. No money, no honey.[/citation]
So what you are saying is that as a more stable OS is released, it needs less Service Packs? I have owned all these versions and the number and frequency of crashes/hangs has decreased with every one. Maybe Windows 8 will never even need a Service Pack, how cool would that be?