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Old 01-14-2020, 05:39 PM   #1
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Just a reminder, as of this Tuesday, January 14th 2020 , Microsoft has cancelled support of any kind for Windows 7. No more service and security patches.

Estimated over one third of globally existing systems still run W7.

Microsoft killed support for XP in 2014, and W8 in 2016.


Honestly I feel like much more than just a good OS is being buried. The whole once existing freedom of the internet and the whole magic and fascination of the past 20-30 years and the creativity of users ion wokring with the unfolding computer technology and working around the many flaws and big sin it, seems to have been buried in recent years. They got intentionally slain. Last but not least by Western and namely the US govenrment. Once SciFi, quite some of its dysutopias are not just set to turn real in the imminent future, but already have.



Sometimes I feel as if I already have grown too old.
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Old 01-14-2020, 05:49 PM   #2
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I will stick to Windows 7 for now, but Windows 10 has had problems too


https://www.marketwatch.com/story/ns...-10-2020-01-14

NSA alerts Microsoft of major security flaw in Windows 10


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The National Security Agency has discovered a major security flaw in Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system that could let hackers intercept seemingly secure communications.

But rather than exploit the flaw for its own intelligence needs, the NSA tipped off Microsoft so that it can fix the system for everyone.
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Old 01-14-2020, 06:00 PM   #3
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I abstain from updating W10 expect in 6 month intervals only - and then with maximum delays possible for all built verison updates. Thats why I always lag 1-12 months behind. Have updated last in late September, and got pushed to built 1803, and do not plan to do it again before end of March, maybe late February to avoid getting pushed to 1809 and so winning another 6 months. These later builts are said to make it more difficult to reliably prevent early pushing to newer builts, and blocking Windows updates, so the longer I can avoid it, the better for me. Gone are the days when you said "always stay updated and update as early as you can". That are just echoes from a past now dead. Those providing these patches for Windows today - are your worst enemies. Due to company incompetence, and government polices.

Hell, even security suites have become risks in themselves.

It has all turned nuts.
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