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Microsoft reveals new Windows version

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Microsoft is working on a brand new Windows platform. Windows Cloud looks identical to Windows 10 but works differentl­y. A Windows Blog obtained screenshot­s of the operating system and Thurrott. com has obtained an actual build of Windows Cloud.

Windows Cloud is a stripped down version of Windows 10 designed only to run Universal Windows Platform apps designed to run on desktop and mobile devices. Any attempt to run standard desktop programs on Windows Cloud results in a warning message.

If you receive a phone call and someone asks “can you hear me?,” it is a scam. They will record your yes and the rest of your conversati­on and use t his t o purchase things in your name.

Microsoft says you are placing yourself in danger If you continue to use Windows 7. Microsoft has now removed this article from its website.

In a new post on the official Microsoft Newsroom, the company has warned Windows 7 users the aging platform suffers from a number of serious failings including security deficienci­es and hardware restrictio­ns while reiteratin­g all support for the platform is ending. It’s scary stuff.

“Today, Windows 7 does not meet the requiremen­ts of modern technology, nor the high security requiremen­ts of IT department­s.” Microsoft says Windows 7 users must upgrade to Windows 10 due to significan­t problems.

Microsoft also says that sticking with Windows 7 will result in “higher operating costs” for users due to problems with reliabilit­y and compatibil­ity.

So should you dump Windows 7 and run for the hills? After all Microsoft also stresses in its post that it has never been easier to upgrade to Windows 10.

Microsoft is taking liberties with the truth and Windows 7 users should not panic. Instead they should see this for what it is - a desperate attempt by the company to push users to Windows 10 after the infamous nagging stopped.

Windows 7 remains a very secure operating system if you keep it up to date with the latest security patches.

The latest AMD, Intel and Qualcomm chip sets are not supported for Windows 7 but that is ONLY because Microsoft made them incompatib­le. This was designed to push users to Windows 10.

Windows 7 is still the most popular and widely used operating system in the world.

Support for the operating system will officially end Jan. 14, 2020 and Microsoft will cut off all support at that time. You should upgrade or change operating systems such as Linux after this date.

“We know we want people to be running Windows 10 from a security perspectiv­e etc, but finding that right balance where you’re not stepping over the line of be- ing too aggressive is something we tried and for a lot of the year I think we got it right, but there was one particular moment in particular where, you know, the red X in the dialog box which t ypically means, you know, cancel didn’t mean cancel.

And within a couple of hours of that hitting the world, with the listening systems we have we knew that we had gone too far and then, of course, it takes some time to roll out t he update t hat changed that behavior.

And those two weeks were pretty painful for us.” Windows 10 upgrade prompts eventually removed any obvious way to say no after changing behavior of the red X to mean ‘confirm’.

Changing the operation of the red X was Microsoft hitting rock bottom but there remain several aspects to his confession that don’t ring true:

1. Windows 10 upgrade tactics were dirty long before the red X debacle. Bombarding users with nagware-like upgrade notices was the first step. Secretly downloadin­g Windows 10 on all Windows 7 and Windows 8 users’ PCs even if they said no to the upgrade.

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