Microsoft 'Confirms' Windows 7 New Monthly Charge

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Microsoft 'Confirms' Windows 7 New Monthly Charge



Microsoft has always described Windows 10 “as a service” and leaks have already revealed new monthly charges are coming. Of course, for Windows 7 owners this was never something they expected to pay. But times change…

In a new blog post entitled “Helping customers shift to a modern desktop”, Microsoft has announced that it will indeed start charging Windows 7 customers a monthly fee from January 14th 2020, if they want to keep their computers safe.

If this date rings a bell, that’s because it is the day Microsoft will end ‘Extended Support’ for Windows 7 according to the company’s Lifecycle page. This means no more patches or security updates unless, as we now learn, you pay. Furthermore, Microsoft says it will increase the cost of this every year.

Source and more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2018/09/08/microsoft-windows-7-monthly-charge-windows-10-free-upgrade-cost/#10d11ab82db1
 

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Well fuck Windows 7 came out 8 years ago. Get with the time peez
Or just move straight to linux.
FREE SOFTWARE WOOO
 

Stybar

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I was a bit enraged at first, but now I think about it, it makes sense.
It's not that you can't use W7, there just isn't any LTS anymore... And if you NEED w7, you just have to pay for it.
I don't agree, but it makes sense, I guess...

But like Panki said, get with the time. Or go to Linux.
 
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