Thursday, December 12, 2013

Microsoft ends Windows 7 retail sales, directs consumers to Windows 8

Looking for a way to push more people to the latest version of Windows, Microsoft has announced that the company has suspended the distribution of copies of Windows 7 commercial at the end of October 2013.
While retailers like Amazon still have a stock of existing retail copies to sell to customers, Microsoft will no longer package and the delivery of the official sales of the software. However, consumers can buy the OEM version of Windows 7 in the near future.

Also, this does not mean that PC manufacturers will be forced to stop selling computers with Windows 7. According to the details of the life cycle of Windows, the date to end all sales of PCs with Windows 7 pre - installed on the device is currently undetermined . Microsoft had listed before that on 31 October 2014, but removed that information today.

Releasing a statement to The Next Web for the date change , a Microsoft representative said . "We apologize for any confusion this may ' have caused our customers will have more details about the life cycle of July 1, Windows once they are available."

"We are also confirming that the software of the date of sale to the final detail for Windows 7 occurred October 30, 2013 . " Interestingly , Vista is available in almost all the time in the form of retail sales as the four-year commercial life of Windows 7.

While customers are still interested in Windows 7 , Microsoft is probably looking for ways to increase the adoption rate of Windows 8. According to the latest data from Net Market Share , Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 together have a market share of 9.3 per cent compared to Windows 7 to about 46 percent and Windows XP still going strong at 31 percent.

Also, Windows 7 has a growth rate faster than Windows 8 for a four-month period earlier this year. Of course, the slow adoption of Windows 8 has hurt Microsoft's ability to gain a stronger foothold in the tablet market , a sector which is currently dominated by Apple's iOS and Google's Android software .

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