For all those who are using Windows 7, Microsoft has ended mainstream support. This mainstream support includes free incident supports, fixes for non-security and security bugs, feature requests, design changes and more. All mainstream support has been ended. This news might seem to be bad news for many but the reality is this only. The five-year old Windows 7 will not get anymore new features from Microsoft. But, it will still get security updates from Microsoft until January 2020. The mainstream support for Windows 7 may have ended but Microsoft won’t end security updates for Windows 7.
In other words, the popular desktop operating system Windows 7 has reached the end of its product life cycle and won’t be receiving any software support from now.
If you are worried about security, the company will continue to provide security updates, if you stick with Windows 7 so that your computer does not become vulnerable to hackers. Despite the release of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, most figures show that Windows 7 has maintained its market share. According to December Stats from Net Application, Windows 7 is currently in use on 56.26 percent of global PCs. Windows 8 is only in use on just under 19% of PCs. Mainstream support for Windows 8 ends on Jan 9, 2018.
Microsoft had announced in July 2014 that it will end mainstream support for Windows 7 and that has happened now. The company ended support for Windows XP last year.
Here is an overview of upcoming Microsoft operating systems, along with details of ending mainstream support and main support:
The company is looking forward for the launch of Windows 10 which is due in September this year. Microsoft is all set to make an official announcement about launch of Windows 10 on 21 January Press Event in Redmond. Stay tuned to get more updated news.
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