Update-for Windows 7: Software-grandpa in pension

On 14. January, Microsoft ended support for its popular Windows 7 operating system. Experts speak of a "ticking time bomb". This window is closed photo: Han

Update-for Windows 7: Software-grandpa in pension

On 14. January, Microsoft ended support for its popular Windows 7 operating system. Experts speak of a "ticking time bomb".

This window is closed photo: Hans Lippert/image broker/imago

BERLIN taz | On Tuesday, the of many Windows Users*inner beloved Windows 7 is retired. In the future, Microsoft will offer for private persons, no security updates, Software Patches or technical Support, as it says on the Website. For companies, Microsoft supports Windows 7 until 2023.

Although the operating system can be used in the future, users are at risk, because in addition to the existing Gateways of new opportunities for criminal hackers to infiltrate the local PC or the network of all the IoT devices. Experts speak of a "ticking time bomb". The Update-support for Windows 2008 server version also ends on Tuesday. Windows 7 users*the indoor will be a permanent Pop-Up annoyed.

2009 Microsoft released Windows 7, and had been sold after half a year, more than 90 million pieces. 2010, Windows 7 had overtaken his ungebliebten, particularly error-prone predecessor, Vista, in the sales figures, in October 2011, then even the previous Darling of Windows XP. In Germany, for delivery in July 2019 to nearly a quarter of all desktop computer Windows 7.

But why was and Windows 7 is for Windows users*still so popular? The Online Medium is what techradar thought that it was mainly due to the fact that Windows Vista predecessor, and Windows 8 as the successor simply particularly bad. Windows 7 offered a stylish and efficient Design and was fast and resource-saving.

Windows 10 gathers telemetry data

require So now on Windows 10? Microsoft has stopped the free exchange of 7 to 10, in the meantime, officially, with a few Tricks license, but still free transfer. However, the Usability of Windows 10 is a clear step backwards, which is mainly due to the return of the hated tiles and the overloaded Explorer in the start menu. With modifications, can help the User to make.

privacy technically, Windows 10 is a Problem, since it collects telemetry of the data. Updates are usually installed automatically and can no longer be prevented. Consumer advocates give tips on how to protect their privacy. A switch to free Linux distributions such as Debian or Ubuntu is from a data protection perspective is useful, this is from the Tech-giant Microsoft, regardless. However, special programs and the latest computer games is not always supported by Linux distributions.

it becomes Problematic in the case of authorities, the obsolete versions of Windows, nor continue to use. Memories can be. Wake up to Windows XP, which was still held years after the official Update From by expensive special licenses for life In Berlin it is now already clear that the administration creates the Update to Windows 10.

Of 82,000 government jobs in IT, were converted by the end of December last year, only 60 per cent, as the internal administration informs. A six-digit sum was planned for the extended Service from Microsoft. At the Berlin court of appeal, some of the databases to September 2019, with Windows 95 were even.

Updated Date: 14 January 2020, 16:00

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