Germany to Pay Microsoft Nearly $900,000 to Secure Outdated Windows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