Germany to Pay Microsoft Nearly $900,000 to Secure Outdated Windows

The German government will pay 800,000 Euros ($887,000) for extended Windows 7 security updates as thousands of computers used by the local authorities are still running the 2009 operating system.

Windows 7 reached the end of support on January 14, 2020, so Microsoft no longer releases security patches.

A report from German newspaper Handelsblatt reveals that the government still uses Windows 7 on more than 33,000 computers, out of which approximately 20,000 are said to be in Berlin.

The German government launched a dedicated program to support the migration to new operating systems back in 2018, with a total of 30 agencies said to be participating. However, only 20 have already sw… (read more)
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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.