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Millions of computers on the brink when Windows 10 dies

Millions of PCs that cannot be updated to Windows 11 will be without support and security updates after October 14, 2025.
A huge waste to make many computers unfit for use on the net and to be recycled at best.
Those who continue to use their computer get security problems and also contribute to the wanted spread of these.



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  • Jane Wangui

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    They should atleast come up with ways of recycling some of the products to reduce the pollution even by a Percentage.

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    • We Don't Have Time

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      • Esther Wanjiku

        2 w

        The e-waste diasaster that is looming will be for the books. A mechanism should be established to look into very clean ways of managing the crisis

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        • Marine Stephan

          2 w

          This is insane, it really just means that many people will have to throw away their computers (as we know it is pretty hard to find recycling companies who accept computers), and buy new ones... Can't Microsoft do anything about it? It already drives me mad when I cannot use some apps on my computer (such as Slack, Photoshop etc.) because my computer is (according to them) "too old"...

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          • George Kariuki

            2 w

            E-waste crisis incoming! We need sustainable tech practices. Manufacturers should design longer-lasting products & offer easier upgrades.

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            • Jehannes Ros

              2 w

              MS do offer a private security update service after that date, you have to pay yearly for that, i believe it's close to €150. Linux distro's can be used, as said.

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              • Sven Nilson

                6 d

                @jehannes_ros Yes but too expensive for many users and Linux requires knowledge.

                • Jehannes Ros

                  6 d

                  @Sven_Nilson users are companies as well. W10 is very old now And Linux doesn't require much more for a simple home user. More information is useful, I agree. Microsoft and government's could cooperate on that.

                • B.ark

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                  My sergeant major concern is, from a certain point old hardware isn’t capable of functioning with new developments in software. No one is asking, yet my suggestion would be the option to watch your outdated hardware be destroyed for recyclable purposes only, as you get a new device equivalent or possibly better than what you had, for a major bargain deal with detailed support giving you good insight toward your future options. We all know materials are becoming scarce or not economically viable in many cases, so perhaps this is also part of the reason support just ends. There are many cases where a certain type of system doesn’t experience the necessity for updated security as much. Therefore there should be channels in play that mitigate for consensus on the issue. On the other hand, groups of cyber terrorism are gaining in the accumulation of data with developmental A.I. causing greater concerns in the near future. What safety is and should be in the cyber world should become more transparent and accessible to all, creating a parallel support base that is governmentally integrated and protected by humanitarian right. The only issue I have with that is: whom do you trust? The problem is we have allowed ourselves to become victims by embracing technology from the get go without truly contemplating the long term ramifications, just like numerous social media platforms constructed to ultimately turn the user into a product. All the negative findings are put to bed until more than a few people are dead, demanding a societal restructuring. The movement from warfare industrial diplomacy to the consumer market is a sickening one, still where would you be without your GPS? It’s either change the way we live or adapt to what’s going on. My faith in the matter has become more cynical during this past decade, which is odd actually seeing so many new developments also such as this one we’re all on. I’m for new thought-out traditions, leading a way to unification and making better decisions. Life shouldn’t be a prison, yet your screen has you all day sitting right in front of it, in it, isn’t it? The time for circumventing devision is now. If you don’t know, find out, if you can’t, just talk about, if you care, say so, if you feel it’s wrong, just say no. The only order there is, is the one you believe in. It is time for a new Matrix. You reading this: nothing stays the same, but if you’re willing to make the change, we’ll all be coming around again… sing with me.

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                  • Andy Kadir-Buxton

                    2 w

                    Try Ubuntu.

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                    • B.ark

                      2 w

                      Brave is excellent. WIndows unfortunately, is not. Switch to Linux Mint Easy to install and not hard to learn, since it uses familiar concepts. Regards, SR

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