Windows 7 – The Final shutdown…

Mainstream support for Windows 7 stopped in January 2015, but users have continued to receive security fixes and patches for known issues as part of Microsoft’s extended support, which runs for five years. However, that’s due to come to an end on January 14 2020, exactly one year from today.

So honestly – I’m still a Windows 7 user and have fought the push to Win 10 for a good long time but the battle is about over. We all have to give in or move to another OS (MacOS, Linux, *BSD, etc)…and everyone knows Windows will win that again.

What’s more scary is the number of Corporate entities that still run this O/S – I’m typing this right now from a major corporate laptop that’s Win7. IF they want to keep this machine thru it’s lease, they can pay for EXTENDED support – and it will probably cost my company up to $1,000,000.00 PER YEAR to continue using it. A MILLION DOLLARS? And they funny part is…MANY will opt for that option rather than migrate.

Anyhow – this is your friendly reminder from your Security guy – Just make the jump…any direction but none. Have fun!