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Still using good old Windows 7? You have one more year

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The Jakarta Post

-  /  Sat, January 19, 2019  /  01:05 pm
Still using good old Windows 7? You have one more year

In December 2018, NetMarketShare reported that Windows 10 held 39.22 percent of the operating system market, a slight increase from the previous month’s 38.14. (Shutterstock.com/charnsitr)

Those still using Windows 7 should note that Microsoft's security support for the operating system will end on Jan. 14, 2020.

According to Kompas.com, the move aims to encourage users to upgrade to Windows 10.

However, for a fee the United-States-based tech company is said to extend its Windows 7 support until January 2023 for enterprise and business clients.

Released in 2009, Windows 7 is still very popular among Windows users. It was only late last year that Windows 10, launched in 2015, finally surpassed the market share of its predecessor.

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In December 2018, NetMarketShare reported that Windows 10 held 39.22 percent of the operating system market, a slight increase from the previous month’s 38.14. Meanwhile Windows 7 reportedly had a 36.90 percent market share, down from 38.89 percent in the previous month.

Microsoft's support for Windows 7 was initially supposed to end in 2015, but the company decided to extend the period to 2020 due to the still high userbase of the operating system. (kes)

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