Monday 13 January 2020
Books – Agencies:
If you are a Windows 7 operating system user, you will have to send it away tomorrow, Tuesday, January 14.
Microsoft is preparing to end extended support for Windows 7 more than 10 years after its launch in 2009 to replace Windows Vista, and the end of support means that there are no more bug fixes or security updates for the millions who are still using the operating system.
Although Microsoft has released Windows 8.x and Windows 10 in recent years, many users have seen Windows 7 better.
According to a report by the Arab Portal for Technical News, Windows 7 was resilient, and despite the approaching end date of support, Windows 7 fans have proven their loyalty to it, and many consumers are still clinging to their old operating system.
According to statistics, there are about 1.2 billion Windows computers worldwide, among them one billion depend on Windows 10 and the rest are working in Windows 7. This means that there are approximately 200 million computers that will soon be operating on an unprotected operating system.
Other estimates indicate that there are still more than 440 million people using Windows 7 worldwide, and any new vulnerabilities are unlikely to be fixed, unless the user is willing to pay for extended support costs.
The report says that the era of Windows 7 was coinciding with the era of the personal computer, and the end of Windows 7 represented the end of the era of the personal computer as well, when the system was launched, an iPhone and its application store were present but they are still new, and the iPad computer has not arrived yet, and if the user needs To accomplish anything on a computer, it needs a personal computer.
After a little more than a decade, the picture became more complex, as PC sales continued to decline over the past seven years, and sales increased slightly last year, due to companies ’need to purchase new computers to run the Windows operating system.
The personal computer has been replaced in many scenarios and use cases by the smartphone, tablet, or digital assistants included in various other devices, and the problem is not related to personal computers only, but to the Windows operating system as a whole, which is no longer the major glossy product of Microsoft as it was In the previous.
Despite this, this does not mean that the personal computer has ended, but rather that it is continuing in the foreseeable future, but there are now a lot of other options, including tablets and smart phones, as knowing personal computers is getting blurry.
The foldable and detachable personal computer is now prevalent, after the emergence of many different designs useful to the user, but these innovations all do not mean the return of momentum to the personal computer, but rather indicate that the personal computer will be present for years to come regardless of the operating system that Turn it on.