Microsoft ends Windows 7 support one year from today

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    Jes I understand, but I have two computers that have to work together. To switch them over to Win 10 would be a huge undertaking. What is the benefit to justify the huge cost in time and effort. The setup is now working perfectly
     
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    More people started using Windows 7 last month
    February 4, 2019
    https://www.techspot.com/news/78568-more-people-started-using-windows-7-last-month.html
     
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    I find these articles a bit sensationalistic. 0.29% increase means nothing. The headlines make it sound like people are dumping Windows 10 to roll back to Windows 7. Way too much effort for the average person. Probably just old devices that had not been powered on the previous month.
     
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    How Much Windows 7 Updates Will Cost Starting Next Year
    Microsoft will charge clients for extended security updates
    February 6, 2019

    https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-much-windows-7-updates-will-cost-starting-next-year-524841.shtml
     
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    Windows 7 end-of-life nag messages will start showing up next month
    Microsoft promises you'll be able to turn them off
    March 12, 2019
    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/201...-reminders-to-nag-you-that-support-ends-soon/
     
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    [....Microsoft promises that the message will only appear a "handful of times" during 2019....]

    Bookies set over under at 1,000 times during 2019.
     
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    After Win 7, get ready for 31 flavors of Linux
    https://blog.avira.com/after-win-7-get-ready-for-31-flavors-of-linux/
     
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    South Korean government planning Linux migration as Windows 7 support ends
    May 17, 2019
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    I liked Win 7, but now it's toast Linux is a viable option. It works for me. :thumb:
     
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    Why is it toast?
     
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    Well, it will be in a year. I'm guessing it's just very warm bread at the moment.
     
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    to me it's toast, if a) can't run on the hardware, and b) some software is no longer available for it. As to security it is easy to lock it down and make it every bit as secure even without updates. Just takes a little bit of work
     
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    Or switch to Linux ...
     
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    For me that is totally a non option I CAN'T run linux because linux doesn't support the software I need
     
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    Pete the machines need to remain online?
     
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    No they don't always need to be online, but I run Quickbooks, Outlook, and Microsoft Maps, and they all interact with each other. I also use Access heavily
     
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    If those 2 machines don't need online access, you could run them as they are into the foreseeable future. If the machines need occasional online access, you could maybe look into running emet on them
    https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/cert/2018/08/life-beyond-microsoft-emet.html
    just tossing out some thoughts
     
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