January 13, 2015

Windows 7 is no longer supported (sort of)

Microsoft is no longer supporting Windows 7. Well, almost, because you’ll still get security updates, just nothing else. In the words of Vox, of all places:

After 2020, Windows 7 users are expected to be totally on their own. Microsoft won’t provide support even if you want to pay for it. And if hackers find a vulnerability in the software, Microsoft won’t necessarily fix it.

That’s quite a commitment. Microsoft are nice that way, so give thanks by not swearing too much the next time your computer reboots on you for no reason other than it thinks that you really need to install the latest Windows update…

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