The operating system for Windows 7 computers, one of the most popular in history, will no longer have technical support from Microsoft starting this Tuesday.
From tomorrow, the system will stop receiving updates, updates, which will leave those who follow it using more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
According to the "Net Market Share" website, 26.6% of the world's computers are still running Windows 7, although Microsoft has warned for more than a year that it would stop updating in early 2020.
Microsoft recommends that those who continue with Windows 7 upgrade to a newer operating system if they have a computer purchased less than three years ago. Otherwise, the company's suggestion is to purchase a new machine.
In practice, as it did a few years ago with popular Windows XP, the decision to stop upgrading the system will leave those who do not make the switch more vulnerable to potential viruses, trojans and hacker attacks.
According to data from December 2019, more than half of the world's computers use Windows 10.
The other 25 percent are Mac users, Linux users, some Windows XP fans who resist resisting it, and Windows 8 and 8.1, who have never been very popular with Microsoft customers.
According to the specialized press, the fundamental reason that explains the number of people who continue using Windows 7 is the general satisfaction of users with the system. The bad impression that some of them also got from Windows 10 is another pointed factor.
While it will no longer provide technical assistance for Windows 7 to the general public, Microsoft will continue to support companies and government agencies that want to maintain the system and are willing to pay for it.