Microsoft to cut all updates for Skylake systems not running Windows 10

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Microsoft really wants users to upgrade to Windows 10. Threatens by cutting security updates.

Microsoft has been doing lots of different things to get users to upgrade to Windows 10. Although the new OS still has its weaknesses, Microsoft is ready to cut its support for older versions to get more Windows 10 users.

Even the Windows Vista still gets the most important updates but now Microsoft has said that computers running Windows 7 or 8 on Skylake architecture might not get any updates after July 17, 2017.

After July 2017, the most critical Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 security updates will be addressed for these configurations, and will be released if the update does not risk the reliability or compatibility of the Windows 7/8.1 platform on other devices

In their statement Microsoft leaves an opportunity to release the important security updates but at the same time doesn’t promise anything. Microsoft can appeal to reliability and compatibility to leave such systems without updates.

The support for Windows 7 on older systems will continue until January 14, 2020 and Windows 8.1 will get updates until January 10, 2023.

Source: Microsoft

Windows 10 is now available

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Microsoft has started the Windows 10 updates. New version of Windows is available for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users for free. 

It’s 29th of July. That means that Windows 10 is finally available. Users with Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 should receive their free copy from Windows Update. If update is not available, it’s also possible to download and install it by using a specific tool from Microsoft website.

Windows 10 brings a fresh new user interface and unifies the Metro UI and the traditional desktop to one modern desktop. Live tiles are now in the Start menu, which is now back in its familiar place, down left corner.

Windows 10 introduces Windows users to multi desktops that Linux and Apple users have been enjoying for years. User can add multiple new desktops and keep their work and home desktops separated.

There are still many unclear thing for me in the Windows 10. For example after removing all the live tiles from the start menu, it seems to be impossible to remove the left blank space.

We might be writing a full review of Windows 10 after a few weeks of use but it depends if there’s any surprises or problems.