Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) will now stop selling some version of Windows 8 and Windows 7 at the retail. The software giant probably made this decision to make consumers and enterprise to move toward the more modern version of the operating system. The decision is probably right as the newer version of Windows are better in every form, however, giving up on Windows 8 this early is unexpected. The OS went on the sale in the year 2012, and the Redmond giant is already shifting its focus to the Windows 10. It’s without a doubt that the Windows 10 is going to have the features that will be able to offer services and synchronisation that has never been seen in any version of Windows yet.
There is still a wait of the date when Microsoft will stop selling the copies of Windows operating system. However, other latest versions of the Windows are still available at the retail. Redmond giant said that they are going to continue Windows 8.1 support till 2023.
Windows 7 version including, Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, and Ultimate, will not be available at the stores as of this Halloween.
Whereas on the flip side, Microsoft is spinning the wheel of ‘Mac vs. PC’ advertisements again. In a recent ad of Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, Microsoft and the company itself showed the world how MacBook Air and Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro stack up against each other, it was comparatively a fair fight and the Yoga was a clear winner.
However, the points on which Air was compared to Yoga were relatively hard to fit in the frame. There was touch screen comparison, but Air, or any other computer from Apple does not have a touch screen. On a personal level, I believe that we can agree with the advertisement at few points but not on every.