Nice OS you have there; shame if something happened to it
Subject: General Tech | March 21, 2019 - 01:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Windows 7, windows 10, microsoft, EoL
It does have to be said that running a 10 year old Microsoft OS might not be the wisest decision; though it is better than running one 18 years old. However, as we learned in 2017 many businesses are not even close to adopting Windows 10 on the majority of their systems. There are numerous reasons for that delay, from licensing through security to privacy not to mention the interface is different enough to upset many executive level users.
That hasn't stopped Microsoft from once again displaying splash screens on Windows 7 machines, as KB4493132 rolls out to those with automatic updates enabled. Thankfully it does not attempt to fool you into updating by changing the way they close window button works but then again, the update is no longer free. The Inquirer, as you might expect, is as enthused about this as most users.
"HERE WE GO AGAIN. Two years on from Updategate, Microsoft is back to posting nag screens on its outgoing operating system."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- It’s been a long wait, but Bill and Ted 3: Face the Music is happening @ Ars Technica
- Stop us if you're getting deja-vu: Uber used spyware to nobble dial-a-ride rival, this time Down Under, allegedly @ The Register
- Microsoft brings Defender AV software to Macs for the first time @ The Inquirer
- Falling NAND flash prices to drive SSD adoption in enterprise, datacenter apps @ DigiTimes
- Our Skyborg (actual US govt program) will be just like IBM Watson, beams Air Force bod @ The Register
- For Years, Hundreds of Millions of Facebook Users Had Their Account Passwords Stored in Plain Text and Searchable By Thousands of Facebook Employees @ Slashdot