Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 Support Ending January 2023

All (even not so) great things must come to an end. Microsoft Corporation 245,12 -5,08 -2,03% Windows 8 series was not so well received when it was released 10-yeaes ago. In the beginning user did not like its radical UI change (aka Metro or Tiled or Tablet interface) with the removal of the standard start menu.  A year later Microsoft released Windows 8.1 which (albeit hidden) allowed user to start in a desktop interface.  It has been over 10-years now and two new Windows versions (10 and 11) later, the time has come for Microsoft to put Windows 8.1 to…

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10-Years Ago Today: Microsoft Surface and Windows 8

Friday, October 26, 2012 Microsoft Corporation 245,12 -5,08 -2,03% released The Surface RT, their first computer running the also introduced this day Windows 8. Windows 8 was a radical change to the look, feel and use of Windows. This was great for mobile users, but hated by many desktop users. Windows 8 represented the most dramatic transformation of the Windows interface since Windows 95. While that operating system introduced the Start menu, Windows 8 removed that iconic menu in favor of a Start screen filled with “live tiles” that functioned well on touchscreen computers like the purpose-built Microsoft Surface, but frustrated desktop…

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Chrome Ending Windows 7 & 8.1 Support Next Year

Well, we knew this was bound to happen: Google Inc. 97,31 -2,56 -2,56% has announced starting with Chrome version 110 (expected release early February 2023) the browser will no longer be supported on machines running Windows 7 or 8.1. Users will need to be running Windows 10 or newer in order to use the newer versions of Chrome. Google’s decision to drop support for these platforms matches Microsoft’s Windows lifecycle policy, which lists the Extended Security Update (ESU) program for Windows 7 and the Windows 8.1 end of support on January 10, 2023. Currently, Windows 7 is still running on over 10% of all…

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