Windows 7, the ephemeral

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Again, I have to write about Microsoft (Sigue el rodillo, Microsoft abandonará Windows 7 a su suerte el año que viene), and again, … the same action: end of support for Windows 7. A few days ago, I wrote about Last Microsoft movements, and the story repeat one more time!

Windows 7 support is close to end.

You can read it here, on Microsoft’s website (http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/default.aspx?sort=PN&alpha=Windows+7&Filter=FilterNO), since 13 January 2015, the main support ends, and only securyty updates will be available, until 2020..

A few months ago finished the Windows XP support, an operating systems still present in more than 25% of companies, so, if you updated to Windows 7, the story will be repeating in a short period of time.

Deja vu

Yes, deja vu. First, developers suffered with Visual Basic. Next, the Windows XP episode, an OS that after a long time is the most used (using Windows, of course!). And tomorrow, your “new” OS will be in danger again (I am warning you, so if you have any problem … you knew it!). Because people like Win 7, and moving to Win 8 is not as Microsoft expected.

I am still on my place: forzing your customers to move from one product to another one, without any improvements … is not the right decision. And now, there exists several Linux distributions very cool, for Windows users like ElementaryOS, Lubuntu, Pear OS, …

So, if you are in trouble with you OS … I am warning you … with enough time!