Windows 10 is coming!!!
Microsoft announced that the release of Windows 10 is scheduled for this summer (2015).
Business owners will have to make some decisions as to which operating systems they should purchase and when.
- Windows XP is end of life and any XP machines should be immediately retired. (Immediately means YESTERDAY!!). In almost all cases, machines running XP are not candidates for an upgrade to Windows 7, 8 or 10. You can squeeze some life out of them by installing Linux.
- Windows 7 – Mainstream support has ended. Extended support ends in January 2020. One note is that 32 bit operating systems have been found to be fundamentally vulnerable to hacking. 32 bit machines should be upgraded to 64 bit or retired.
- Windows 8 – Mainstream support ends in January 2018 and extended support ends in 2013.
- Windows 10 – Release scheduled for the summer of 2015.
For more information, see the Microsoft Blog Post on Windows 10
- Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP on 4 8 2014
- Microsoft is ending Server 2003 support
- Microsoft releases patches to address vulnerabilities in IE, Office and Windows/Win Server
- A Windows 10 patch that is supposed to address Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. BEWARE IF YOU HAVE AN AMD PROCESSOR
- Running XP at this point is just plain irresponsible – Hackers are starting to exploit XP
- Good article on Windows 10 from HowtoGeek
- Repartitioning a Dell Poweredge T-300 Server using Gparted
- Windows 10 will force updates on home users.