The End of a Decade

First released on October 22, 2009, Windows 7 has reached “end of support” from Microsoft and will be retired on January 14th 2020. It will be joining other great operating system like Windows XP and Windows 98, and some not so great operating systems like Windows Vista and Windows Millennium.

Following a 3 year run of Windows 7, Microsoft released Windows 8 in the fall of 2012. Due to it’s departure from the traditional “start menu” Windows 8 remained “unpopular” and many users decided to “downgrade” to Windows 7. 1 year later Microsoft released Windows 8.1 to address some of the criticism of Windows 8, but they never did “fix” the start menu.