According to some media reports, today Microsoft announced terminated support for Windows 7 mainstream operating system. This is the most used operating system in the world at present, it could be bad news, but in fact, as usual. This operating system has now entered the Extended Support phase, which will last at least until January 14, 2020.
Mainstream support includes free incident support, warranty claims, repair security and non-security vulnerabilities, and design changes and functional requirements. The extended support includes only security updates.
In other words, Windows7 operating system will no longer get any major updates when if new security vulnerabilities found, it will continue to get the patch. As long as you run Windows Update regularly, then there is nothing to worry about.
Microsoft’s desktop operating system other important update preview shown below.
Microsoft’s terminated support mainstream windows system, this decision the heels of Microsoft’s decision to phase out the latest plan of Windows7. October 31, 2014, Windows 7 consumer’s version begin to stop selling to the computer manufacturer. Runs the computer business Windows 7 operating system is still for sale, is not yet definite terminated date of the sale (when determining the date of termination, Microsoft will in a year advance notice).
Although Microsoft has released Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, but most data show Windows7 continued to maintain their market share. It does not only maintain market leader position, also accounted for more than 50% market share.
The good news is that all of Windows7 users can continue to get security patches in the next five years. Even so, Microsoft will try to let users move from this five years ago, ie October 22, 2009 release of the operating system.
This month, Microsoft will release more details about the Windows 10. “Consumer experience” in the US Congress will be at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington, held January 21, you can personally see the Windows10 style at that time.