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Windows 7 enters its final year of free support

4 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / Licensing and support lifecycles are not really the easiest topics to illustrate.
Windows 7's five years of extended support will expire on January 14, 2020: exactly one year from today. After this date, security fixes will no longer be freely available for the operating system that's still widely used .
As always, the end of free support does not mean the end of support entirely. Microsoft has long offered paid support options for its operating systems beyond their normal lifetime, and Windows 7 is no different. What is different is the way that paid support will be offered...
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One year countdown to the death of Windows 7 begins

One year countdown to the death of Windows 7 begins

5 days ago   |   By Tech Radar

A new report has revealed that as many as 43 per cent of enterprises are still using Windows 7 despite the fact that Microsoft will officially end support for its ten-year-old operating system one year from now. The enterprise content delivery firm Kollective's new “ Death of Windows 7 ” report includes data from a survey of 260 US and UK IT professionals. The report examines the potential costs and security threats that could arise from continuing to use Windows 7 after the OS is no longer officially supported. The firm's research found that nearly a fifth of IT departments don't know...
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