Windows 7 versus Windows 10: Here comes the final showdown

ZDNet – by Steve Ranger

It’s now less than a year until Windows 7 goes out of mainstream support; after January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7 — unless you want to pay extra, of course.

This is a big issue for many companies: while Windows 7 is long in the tooth (it went on sale back in October 2009), it’s much loved — at least, as much as a PC operating system can be loved — and is still widely used.  

Indeed, even though Windows 10 has been around since late 2015, it’s only in the last month or so that general usage of Windows 10 has finally overtaken Windows 7. According to Microsoft there are 1.5 billion devices running Windows, with more than 700 million running Windows 10. But that means there are hundreds of millions of devices running Windows 7, with that support deadline looming.

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6 thoughts on “Windows 7 versus Windows 10: Here comes the final showdown

  1. Does the lack of support mean that I won’t be getting constant updates, issues to report and or fix, and persistent monitoring of my personal computer system? Or will it be no longer functional?

  2. I and about 300 million others are still running XP and it is still the best OS ever developed by Microsoft. We have found effective ways to work around a lack of updates and support.

    1. Damn right! Long live XP, where everything is private by default and NOT public by default like these disgustingly new versions of Windows over the past decade. Screw their Social Networking OS platforms. NO ONE wants them and they do absolutely nothing to help support businesses and corporations that want to provide information security for their customers. How is anyone supposed to protect their privacy and security if everything is made PUBLIC by default!!!!??? DUH!!!!

      I remember when learning C++ Programming in college, all everyone wanted to do was make everything PRIVATE. The computer professors would yell at you and fail you if anything was made PUBLIC and called you crazy for making any bit of information insecure.

      Now it’s done a complete 180 and all they care about is putting your information out there ASAP for all to see.

      Microsoft especially doesn’t care. They and the government just want free information on you 24/7……all in the name of “security”, mind you.


  3. i turned off my update, years ago and still works good. come 2020 i may not even be alive then, why would i buy a new system that probably has tons of little spy chips in them? probably made in china too!

  4. We were just forced to “upgrade” to Windows 10 at work. I am fighting my loaner laptop until mine is back, then I will fight my “upgraded” laptop for the next several weeks. Windows 10 has to be the worst operating system ever devised by man. I cannot STAND IT! IT SUCKS!!!

    However, I have no choice, this is being forced on us by our IT department.

    Still running Windows 7 on my home computer and I will never upgrade it to 10, no way, no how.

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