Windows 7 arrives at EoL: Chromium Edge gets 18-month extension support

Windows 7 will end support (EoL) on January 14, and Microsoft no longer provides it with secure patches and technical support, meaning users are more vulnerable to security issues. Adoption of Windows 10 will increase further as business and individual customers migrate to new systems. However, users who continue to use the Windows 7 operating system do not have to worry about updating their web browser. Google, for example, recently said That Chrome will have at least support for the platform until July 15, 2021.

Windows 7 arrives at EoL: Chromium Edge gets 18-month extension support

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Microsoft also said that the Chromium-based Edge browser will release windows 7 on January 15 and will provide features and security updates for at least 18 months.

Because Microsoft Edge uses the Chromium source code, most features on this platform will not be affected even if Windows 7 ends support.

Over the next 18 months, users can easily switch from Windows 7 to Windows 10 while continuing to use their familiar Microsoft Edge browser.

In terms of market share, global users are not ready to give up Windows 7 altogether, with at least 26% of desktops still running the system, according to NetMarketShare and StatCounter.

After January 14, the average consumer must upgrade to Windows 10 to receive regular updates from Microsoft. If you are an organization and enterprise user, the employer may choose to pay Microsoft for one year of extended support.

Finally, while third-party anti-virus software, major applications, and even popular web browsers will continue to support Windows 7 in 2020, the security risks will become even greater, so we do not recommend that you ignore this fact.

If you encounter a serious vulnerability like WannaCry again, Windows 7 users will bear the brunt, and the Microsoft support team will no longer provide technical support for any issues.