KDE developers encourage users of Windows 7 to try Linux

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KDE, a group of programmers responsible for the development of the Plasma graphics environment and free applications for Linux, used the end of technical support for Windows 7 to promote open source software.

Windows 7 will cease to be supported by Microsoft in a few days. Developers and supporters KDE So they turned to users of Windows 7 with a proposal to change, which they presented in a video published on the community channel on YouTube. They argue that Linux distributions with the Plasma graphics environment are a better choice than installing Windows 10. As the advantages of this solution they mention security, protection of users' privacy and stability of operation. For several years on Linux we will also launch many popular games and programs for Windows (using WINE). Lack of Microsoft support means that Windows 7 users will stop receiving security updates, which could expose them to cybercriminals' attacks.

Many users of Windows 7, as we also see in the comments under the articles on allthingsblogging.com, have become very attached to this ancient operating system. And it's hardly surprising, given the fact that it is a mature software in which many popular applications and games work without problems. Control over the system is also important. Meanwhile, automatic Windows 10 updates can cause problems, as we have reported many times in recent years. Updates that force you to restart your computer and wait for operating system configuration are particularly annoying. Forced restarts while working on a computer, however, is the slightest sin of the latest Microsoft system. It often happened that updates caused some users situations such as problems with restarting the computer or restart loops.

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Such behavior of Windows 10 in recent years has effectively discouraged the choice of this version of Microsoft's system, although the manufacturer offered a free upgrade. Probably because of this, to this day, Windows 7 is installed on every third PC. However, sticking with this operating system is asking for trouble. Lack of security update will sooner or later encourage cybercriminals to exploit vulnerabilities in an unsupported system. Users should also be prepared for the slow withdrawal of support by software producers. So if not Tens, then maybe Linux, which KDE urges. | allthingsblogging.com

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