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    MS to end Windows 10 support

    Microsoft have announced the date they will cease Windows 10 Home and Pro support.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/lif...0-home-and-pro

    They are due to make an announcement on what the next version of the operating system will be on June 24th @ 16:00 BST.

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    Don't panic!

    That's four years to go. Enough time to plan a switch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond Woodward View Post
    Microsoft have announced the date they will cease Windows 10 Home and Pro support.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/lif...0-home-and-pro

    They are due to make an announcement on what the next version of the operating system will be on June 24th @ 16:00 BST.
    I thought they said Windows 10 would go on forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by slartibartfast View Post
    I thought they said Windows 10 would go on forever
    They did but could this backfire with fewer users upgrading and going for other options such as iPads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpa View Post
    They did but could this backfire with fewer users upgrading and going for other options such as iPads.
    We'll find out on 24th June.

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    Well I have a Windows 10 laptop provided by work while I'm working from home, and of course a Windows 10 desktop PC in my still unused office. I wouldn't choose to use Windows other than for work. But I think I read somewhere this issue of moving on from Windows 10 may mostly be to do with profitability of their Windows division, perhaps if there's a Windows 11 produced, it induces a round of PC purchases with a tithe of the price going to Microsoft?

    Also Apple went from OSX to MacOS10 and then MacOS11 now, so maybe they see a precedent.

    I run LMS on a Raspberry Pi - I've never installed it on a Mac or PC, partly because I see issues periodically with system updates. Prior to the Pi I was running it on a QNAP NAS, but that became problematic.

    I don't think users would find an iPad a good replacement for a PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy Bob View Post
    Well I have a Windows 10 laptop provided by work while I'm working from home, and of course a Windows 10 desktop PC in my still unused office. I wouldn't choose to use Windows other than for work. But I think I read somewhere this issue of moving on from Windows 10 may mostly be to do with profitability of their Windows division, perhaps if there's a Windows 11 produced, it induces a round of PC purchases with a tithe of the price going to Microsoft?
    Cloud services revenue is helping MS and Office 365 provides a year on year stream as well but Windows Division need the "extended" warranty revenue to support organisation who need Win10 support beyond the support date. IIRC MS have only recently stopped this special support for XP (I remember seeing "crashed" ticket machines on local light-rail service and it looked like XP)

    I don't think users would find an iPad a good replacement for a PC.
    Not single users or small company but many organisation/SME are moving away from PC based applications on desktops/laptops to tablets/iPads (e.g. Excel spreadsheets moving to Salesforce). Also tablets & cloud application maybe more secure against ransomware.

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    It's still a long time out.

    Also MSFT tends to offer backwards compatibility for apps designed for a previous OS version, which gives one even more time to migrate.

    I am a big Linux enthusiast (mostly Ubuntu), but have always had a Windows PC because in the end it is a good corporation friendly workhorse and I have a tons of productivity apps running on it (although these days I tend to run a few virtual environments on VMware Workstation). That said, I am not sure whether in 2025 that'll still be the case.

    As far as the LMS environment goes, I guess we'll have to wait and see, but while the boxes run one can always use an old laptop to run Ubuntu 20.04 for like... forever and the current LMS version will run on it for like forever, at least for your own library. Streaming app support may eventually be another matter, that's the only possible weak link as the world keeps moving... but we seem to be doing fine thus far thanks to an awesome community.
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