Jun 15, 2021

Windows 10 to be retired in 2025, as new OS unveils

Its predecessor, Windows 7, was retired in 2020, although businesses could pay Microsoft to continue receiving updates for Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Enterprise. Windows 10 was released in July 2015 and dubbed "Windows as a service", which meant the software was gradually updated at no extra charge, rather than the company releasing a new version of its OS every few years. Cortana never really took off and in April this year it was retired on mobile, focusing instead on productivity help in Windows 10, Outlook and Teams. A month after Windows 10's release, many popular webcams stopped working, with Microsoft having to patch a bug in the way Windows encoded video. A year after its release, the French data authority said Windows 10 gathered an excessive amount of personal data on users.

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