Do you remember XP? This was Microsoft’s popular operating system (the software every device needs to allow other applications to work) which made its debut in 2002 and continued to be the system of choice for millions of users until 2014. It proved to be a wrench for many businesses to abandon Windows XP as legacy programs refused to work on later Windows versions.
Many computer users moved their allegiance to Windows 7, shunning Windows 8 and preferring to stick with the familiar operating system when Windows 10 was launched. Unfortunately, this won’t be an option for much longer, as Microsoft has announced that Windows 7 will reach the end of its life in January 2020. Indeed, if you are a Windows 7 user, you may have received a friendly reminder from Microsoft in the form of a pop up on your computer recently!
So it’s time to say so long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu – to Windows 7.
You may ask if this is truly necessary.
After all, your computer is working perfectly well as it is, so why should you have to make a change?
And January 2020 seems a long way off.
The short answer is CYBER SECURITY! Read more