In the Windows family, I ask for version 7. Released on October 22, 2009, the operating system marked an important milestone in the company’s solidity. Indeed, after a Windows XP much appreciated, Vista was a failure at all levels. The next, revolutionary, perhaps too revolutionary, Windows 8, was not adopted as Microsoft would have liked. Indeed, home users were very disturbed by the new ergonomics, designed for touch while the overwhelming majority of computer monitors are not.
No better observation in companies where Windows version 8 has never made it. A confusing style but above all a very different management for administrators and DSI . Through training and weeks of testing, we finally realized that migration is not as easy as expected and that computers are quickly brought to their knees when they are not of the latest generation. And it is not his successor Windows 8.1 that will fix all these defects.
Finally, Windows 10, which was released in 2015 and is updated every six months, rectifies the situation and although it does not win all the votes, its adoption rate is much better: one part forced by hardware configurations, the other because it is necessary to resolve to work on a OS supported in the long term.
Support precisely. Available since October 2009, the standard support for Windows 7 SP1 (Service Pack 1) had ended on January 13, 2015, supported by the extended support that ends on January 14, 2020. Not a day more to benefit from new security patches and new features on a OS who is resisting. Because yes, Windows 7 is still present in the TPE , PME large companies and private individuals.
These statistics published by the antivirus editor Kaspersky does not reflect the market very accurately, since only machines equipped with the antivirus solution are listed, but the figures are not far from reality.
Worldwide, nearly half of the world’s PC in the company are equipped with Windows 7. The other half (or a little more) runs on Windows 10. The latest Windows (all updates combined) now equips the majority (>50%) of computers in the world, whether at home or at the office. And certainly more than that for individuals who are satisfied with Windows Defender protection instead of Kaspersky software.
Windows 7 will therefore be discontinued on January 14, 2020. Microsoft dreams that you install Windows 10 instead. Or that you buy a new computer, so that another company will be happy for its turnover!