Windows 7 no longer supported. What to do, how to live and what to choose?

By | January 15, 2020

Windows 7 is, according to many people, the best operating system ever created. The problem is that its premiere took place in 2009 and it is high time to say goodbye to him. Anyway, today is the farewell day.

Microsoft officially says goodbye to Windows 7 …

As previously announced, on January 14, 2020, Microsoft officially ended support for Windows 7. This means – nothing more or less – that no updates will appear in the future: neither related to compatibility, nor to functionality, and finally to security.

Windows 7 released in 2009 quickly gained popularity and recognition among users (especially after the not very successful predecessor in the form of Windows Vista). However, nothing can last forever and "general" support was turned off 5 years ago, and now any support is officially ending.

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… and you should too. Windows 7 is no longer supported

Microsoft has been warning for years that this day will come, but still over a quarter of PC owners with "Windows" have "seven" on them. What should or should you do if you are among them? There can be only one answer: as soon as possible to move to a supported operating system. For your own safety (and no compatibility issues).

Microsoft itself, of course, encourages you to move to Windows 10. It's a natural choice – especially for players who want to enjoy the possibility of having fun with the latest titles. Of course, this is not the only option. Nothing prevents you from using this moment to give a chance to one of the Linux distributions.

What instead of Windows 7? Check these Linux distributions

If you stayed or stayed with Windows 7 due to the fact that this is not an "unchecked novelty", then a good option may be for you to choose a slightly older Linux with extended support period. You may be interested in, for example, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver", about which you can read more in the linked news.

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However, if you want something new, bet on Ubuntu 19.10 "Eoan Emine" or Linux Mint 19.3 "Tricia" – both of these distributions look good, are characterized by wide compatibility, operate smoothly and are intuitive to use. We highly recommend both.

Source: Microsoft, own information

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