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.
At Kapiti SeniorNet as at all circles interested in computing and technology much has been talked about the second coming or rather Microsoft’s next iteration of their Windows 8 operating system, the when and the what.
It is by now well known that their new boss Satya Nadella is talking about big changes for the Microsoft organization which could mean anything from introducing a new business model to cutting their cloth to fit a slimmed down model.
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?
The answer is not straight forward, it comes down to which operating system you are using, e.g. is it Windows XP, Vista, or perhaps the newest Windows 8 that is installed on your trusted machine, and how well protected that system is?
I am talking about Microsoft’s operating systems here, not Apple’s OS, and the age of the systems counts when it comes to how vulnerable they are to being hacked.
Here at SeniorNet we still
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