Just a little update on the forthcoming Windows 10 operating system to replace Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and any earlier versions, with the difference that it is a free upgrade for W7 and upwards, but not for earlier versions.
Of course the suggestion is not a new one, at Kapiti SeniorNet the call went out quite a long time ago, and not just the once, but the situation is that all good things come to an end and that applies to software support also.
Come April this year there is no more support for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Exchange Server 2003, Small Business Server 2003 and Office 2003, so if you use any of these please take note.
All these products are now 11 years old [XP actually 13 years old but was given an extra life of 2 years], pretty good these days when things move pretty fast.
So why do you have to upgrade?
Yes, it has been mentioned it before and more than once, the support for Microsoft’s Windows XP and Office 2003 ends next year on April 8th.
What’s more, it is likely that new application programmes becoming available will not
Microsoft has released the first stable version of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 (32-bit) and Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 (64-bit).
If your are already using Windows 8, then Internet Explorer 10 came pre-installed. For Windows 7 the latest version promises improved performance, better privacy and support for the latest web standards, plus it adds integrated spell-checking and auto-correct tools.
Internet Explorer 10 in itself isn’t new, but it’s only now that Windows 7 users have been able to