Ramblings on Small Business Technology

Archive for January, 2020

End of Windows 7

As of Jan 2020, Windows 7 will no longer receive security updates.  If, like 25% of business users, you’re still running a computer with Windows 7 (or Windows Server 2008) then the clock has started for when someone will discover and exploit a yet-to-be-discovered vulnerability in Windows 7.  And Microsoft will no longer fix it before it’s widely exploited.

Like Windows 95 before it, Windows 7 has served us well. But time marches on and the desktop Gods have determined that Windows 10 will be the new King of the Desktop. Some of it is branding, some of it is the desire to move everyone to a subscription model, and a small part of it, yes, is about a better product.