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Windows 7 is going to end and I'm confused
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Yep, I don't like Windows 8 or 10 that much, and I don't know if Linux have compatiblity with Lunar Magic, Golden Egg and other hacking stuff, neither games, so I dunno what should I do when January 14 2020 arrives :/

I'll miss Win 7 so much
Windows 7 itself isn't ending, it just won't receive official support. You'll still be able to use it just fine, but you will no longer receive updates.
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Yes I know, but security updates are kinda of essential
They really aren't essential if you have decent anti-virus software. I'm actually considering going back down from windows 10 to 7 because I'm getting really tired of it.
I agree, Win 10 is even more unberable for me than Win 8 or any other O.S.

But even if we use Win 7 after the updates end, some features will probably be unusable or suffer incompatibility, and slowly turn into a obsolete O.S. like Win XP did (as much as I like XP too).

Unfortunately that's a fact.

Now, I know that Linux have compatibility with some games and emulators, but for the hacking tools? Wine do the job?








(also, sorry if my english is bad)
From developer side, users who refuses using up-to-date OS/browser is not really a good thing. Old environment support can be a nightmare.

If you ever want to program stuff, you need APIs to achieve stuff you would like to implement. An up-to-date environment (no matter OSes, browsers, runtimes, etc.) would make developers painless, since they could take advantage of new APIs, and make software developing more efficient.

The most significance example is web development. Do you know there were a long painful moment when countless web developers fights with that featureless and insecure Internet Explorer 6, just because there are so many users using such old browser even Internet Explorer 9+ already become a thing at that time?

Obviously, I am not meaning we just abandon supports of older environments easily. But if there are less users using old environments, we can consider just drop support them and put more effort into user experiences and software quality. You see, there are not so many mainstream PC software still consider supporting Windows 95 in the latest version now, are they?

Let's back into the Windows 7 stuff. Though these softwares (Chrome, Steam, Dropbox, etc.) probably still support Windows 7 for a while even after the official end-of-life just like Windows XP, it's still highly recommended to using the latest revision of Windows 10, or just another up-to-date operating system like macOS or Linux. Wine and Mono is actually not that bad for SMW Hacking tools now.

I also missing Windows 7 but meh
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Thank you so much for the info! Really appreciate.

I think i'll eventually give a try on Linux Mint, and maybe have a Windows 10 on a dual boot, ya know, for "Windows only" stuff.

Anyway, thank u very much!
Originally posted by Pain
Yep, I don't like Windows 8 or 10 that much, and I don't know if Linux have compatiblity with Lunar Magic, Golden Egg and other hacking stuff, neither games, so I dunno what should I do when January 14 2020 arrives :/

I'll miss Win 7 so much


only consumer editions of Windows 7 (Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium and Ultimate) will go out of support on Jan. 14, 2020.

those using Pro or Enterprise editions can get paid extended support for Win7 updates until Jan. 2023 but they will be expensive.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/windows/end-of-windows-7-support

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For users of Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Enterprise, you can purchase extended security updates through January 2023.
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