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Author Topic: Windows 10 to be retired in 2025, as new OS unveils  (Read 3242 times)

maxheadroom

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Windows 10 to be retired in 2025, as new OS unveils
« on: June 15, 2021, 05:34:17 PM »

Microsoft says it will stop supporting Windows 10 in 2025, as it prepares to unveil a major revamp of its Windows operating system later this month.

When Windows 10 was launched, Microsoft said it was intended to be the final version of the operating system.

But from 14 October 2025, there will be no new updates or security fixes for either the Home or Pro versions.

And Microsoft says its successor will represent one of the "most significant updates" to the OS in the past decade.

Its predecessor, Windows 7, was retired in 2020, although businesses could pay Microsoft to continue receiving updates for Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Enterprise.

Windows 10 was released in July 2015 and dubbed "Windows as a service", which meant the software was gradually updated at no extra charge, rather than the company releasing a new version of its OS every few years.

At the time, chief executive Satya Nadella said it marked a "new era" for personal computing.

Developer evangelist and Microsoft employee Jerry Nixon went further, describing it as "the last version of Windows"

Read in full - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-57443598
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Re: Windows 10 to be retired in 2025, as new OS unveils
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2021, 05:35:48 PM »

Perhaps in 5 years I wont be bothered :lol:
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Re: Windows 10 to be retired in 2025, as new OS unveils
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2021, 05:38:26 PM »

 I hope they don't change it too much, If i am still here and still interested in PC's i am sure it'll only confuse me if they mess about too much.   :D
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Re: Windows 10 to be retired in 2025, as new OS unveils
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2021, 05:58:07 PM »

Meanwhile on MacOS, it still feels like the same OS from the 80s.  Its not of course, completely rewritten, but Apple realised above all else that consistency in the UI is key to making users happy.

Don't get me wrong, I've found plenty of things frustrating about going back to MacOS recently, I still find Windows easier and KDE Plasma easier still.  But I can totally see why some people swear by MacOS, once you've learnt how it works they haven't made drastic UI changes to confuse the heck out of you.
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Re: Windows 10 to be retired in 2025, as new OS unveils
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2021, 05:58:54 PM »

Quote
"these go to eleven"

Probably showing my age :-\

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Re: Windows 10 to be retired in 2025, as new OS unveils
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2021, 11:06:04 PM »

Wonder if there will be a cost to upgrade? Or even dare I say it a subscription.
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Re: Windows 10 to be retired in 2025, as new OS unveils
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2021, 11:24:09 PM »

Previous upgrades if taken early have been FOC. I suspect that will be the case. That way they get millions of free beta testers. When its stable you have to pay.
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Re: Windows 10 to be retired in 2025, as new OS unveils
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2021, 02:40:23 AM »

Well they always said bad good bad good pattern for windows releases.

I wonder if they going to retry what they intended with windows 8 to retire win32.

So much for windows 10 been the windows that lasts forever.  Ironically this got announced when I finally jumped to win 10.
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Re: Windows 10 to be retired in 2025, as new OS unveils
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2021, 12:17:33 PM »

I hope they quit the major updates in Windows 10. It gets annoying and anxiety inducing doing those updates as things can go wrong. At the moment I'm on version 2004. I think the end service date for that is the end of this year, December 2021. So I'll update then.

I'm not really surprised that they are bringing out a new Windows version. Because all the talk of it being a "service" its still in reality a program, and keep re-writing and adding and removing code can easily become overly complicated. Microsoft didn't do themselves any favours by retiring all the testers they used to have, now relying on voluntary windows testers which they seem to ignore half the time.

Now the question is, do we upgrade from Win10 to Win11, or do we do a wipe (or buy a new computer) and install a fresh version of Win11?
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