Tomorrow, January 14, Microsoft officially ends support for Windows 7 users. To obtain critical security updates for the OSes for a long time, the former most popular in the world, only corporate customers. And – for a fee.
On the question, “what to do,” Microsoft said lengthy material on the official website. The company was convinced to upgrade “seven” to Windows 10 for a long time gave to do it for free, but now do so is not advised.
the company noted that the old computers can run Windows 10 properly due to the lack of compatible drivers for legacy hardware components and other problems. Microsoft recommend to do otherwise and to invest the money into a new OS, and once in the new computer with it.
Since the material is placed on the international version of the site, recommended the device Surface produced by Microsoft (not sold officially in Russia). The range of the developer of Windows has a variety of solutions, from ultra-slim Surface Pro X on ARM processor or the more familiar hybrid Surface Pro 7 to Intel to notebook Surface Book 2 and Surface 2 monolights Studio.
But the users of Windows 7 and offer less costly alternatives. So, community developers, Linux distribution, KDE for several weeks promoting the campaign in social networks #Switch2Plasma. Users are encouraged to install one of Linux distributions with GUI as KDE Plasma, interface reminiscent of Windows 7. In addition, an emphasis on higher security Linux, wide customization possibilities and no in-app annoying ads.