RIP Windows 7

January 14, 2020
January 14, 2020 mbekezeli

After a glorious 10 years in service, Microsoft has finally decided to lay windows 7 to rest.



So what does this mean exactly? Does this mean Windows 7 is going to stop working immediately?

The good thing is No.

What this means is means that, as of Jan.14, 2020, Microsoft will move on from Windows 7 and no longer patch security holes in the operating system. And if things go south and bugs develop, you won’t be able to call on Microsoft to fix the problem.


So what to do now?

Others have decided to purchase a new licence and others are able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free and the rest have ditched Microsoft altogether and went for Linux distros like Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and the one that’s easiest to switch to if you are coming from a Windows machine, Zorin OS.