have anounced that windows 7 support will end in January 2020 ...
take action now before this period by switching to ... Linux...
it looks and feels just like windows but has no virus issues, is
faster, safer and easy to use.
you use Linux but do not realise.... most carry mobile phones
using android (which is Linux) or use Google as the search engine
(Linux) or drive a car with a Linux based control system, or use
a GPS (Linux) or visit web site of the government to pay taxes,
register the car .... the list of Linux goes on and on already
99 % web sites are on Linux
Apple ? Guess what, the base of the OS X is Unix which is where
Linux comes from
with Libre Office as part of the system (Free), VLC for Films,
Google, Firefox, opera all in the Linux camp
new computer .... Buy Windows 10 ... hmm...
April 2014 the well loved operating system, Windows XP, arrived
at the end of the product life cycle Windows
Vista was the same in April 2017, now the same fait for windows
7 in January 2020. This is when Microsoft ended updates and support,
Windows 7, XP and Vista will continue to work, so your computer
will still be there to help you. . The problem is that there will
be few new applications and more of a concern, many of the anti
virus and anti spyware companies have indicated that they will no
longer support 7, XP or Vista. In turn this means the likelihood
of encountering problems will increase significantly, Windows 7
XP and Vista have become very soft targets for the virus and spyware
It is interesting
to note that even today most of the questions I see on Windows machines
relate to virus and spyware issues.
You may find
this a little unsettling but a more interesting show is about to
unfold. Many large corporations and Government departments still
commonly use 7 or XP. They have no special exemption or protection.
It is hoped that they have a clear migration path in place or there
will be a lot of organizations very exposed and some quite interesting
headlines when it comes to the theft of money and information due
to weak technology systems. A windows machine will become an easy
target and in business a lucrative one for exploit as well.
it is suggested that if you have an Windows machine you need to
think forward and actually do something. If your response is 'well
ok but I have no money to buy a new computer' there are solutions.
You could run a version of Linux called Linux Mint, for free and
the applications are free. They will also run on your existing computer.
They are very stable and will read your existing data. Many of the
programs are very similar to what you are used to so the learning
curve is small.
Whatever you do,
do not use pirated software. Often it has hidden built in spyware.
You may find it an attraction but it will ultimately turn round
path can be a bit frightening for some. If you know that you want
to make a move and would like assistance then just ask. I can help
you decide what to do. I can help you install Linux if that is what
you prefer. I can help you find free open source software if you
upgrade on Windows and need to replace some applications.
I offer the following
- Backup of all files
- documents, images etc
- Removal of Microsoft
- Installation of Linux
system (Linux Mint)
- Reloading of your
- Testing of the systems
This is usually a 4
hour process - so needs to be done in my workshop.
me now to discuss a solution for YOU..
I am a Certified Linux
Professional and have many years installing and supporting the system