New Operating System

Support for Windows 7 is ending, as Microsoft is pulling the plug on this decade old operating system, even though Windows 7 is still being used on 39% of the PCs.  All good things must come to an end, and Microsoft is serious about getting people to stop using Windows 7.  They are sending messages to remind everyone that after January 14, 2020, they will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7.  Microsoft feels that Windows 7 does not meet the requirements of modern technology, nor the high security requirements of IT departments.  Windows 7 doesn’t support the latest AMD, Intel and Qualcomm chipsets, but that is ONLY because Microsoft chose to make them incompatible.  In the history of Windows this was an unprecedented step and designed to push users to Windows 10.  Microsoft has completely forgotten how to relate to their customers and they are just doing this to mess with your head.

I was perfectly happy with Windows 7 and I find Windows 10 to be frustrating.  Microsoft seems to think that they know what I want better than me, as I don’t want to use Chrome because I am comfortable with Explorer.  Windows 10 wants to track everything and Microsoft has become the Big Brother of 1984.  I do want Microsoft poking their nose into everything that I do on my computer.  Microsoft is as bad as facebook, or maybe even worse, as this has become a total abandonment of any form of privacy and control.  Microsoft officially admits that automatic spying cannot be disabled in Windows 10.

Windows 10 has already gone through 17 updates and there are more coming.  Microsoft only seems to be concerned with their operating system being able to work well enough, so they can ship it out and they have developed this “we can fix it latter attitude” and it seems that now they are intent on making things worse instead of better.  Change is only welcomed when the change is good.  Microsoft was planning to release a new operating system called Windows 12, but this was scrapped and they now say that there will be no other operating systems other than Windows 10, unless someone at Microsoft changes their mind.

I just updated my computer to a new operating system and this is the first time that I am using it and I just got the message that is shown in the picture above.  I hope it works, but I guess that all I can do is wait and see.

Written for Rachel Poli I Read I Write I Create – Time To Write Creative Writing picture prompt.

9 thoughts on “New Operating System

  1. I was on the phone with Microsoft about our servers yesterday and how they must be upgraded. Some of their decisions are based on…”because we can”…Now you lease Office and everywhere else is following…

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  2. Windows 7 is the OS I use on this computer. I don’t give a fig if they do pull the plug. I don’t like nor want their damned updates anyway and it’ll be nice to stop receiving all the ‘reminders’. Microsoft, sadly, is becoming greedy. IF I were to change OS platforms, I’d go to Linux or something less spendy. IF I were a good self-programmer that is. I back my important stuff up, so if my current tower goes awry, I won’t lose too much. Microsoft can kiss my fanny. Can’t say I’m surprised at their ultimatum though.

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