Netease Technology News on January 18, according to foreign media reports, more than 10 years after its launch, Windows 7 has finally come to an end. But it seems that many Chinese are not ready to bid farewell to this PC operating system. At present, the penetration rate of Windows 7 in China is still very high.
Microsoft this week ended support for Windows 7 and stopped technical support and security updates for all users. NetMarketShare data shows that although the move affected nearly one-third of the world’s computers, the situation in China is even more serious. According to data from China National Internet Emergency Response Center (CNCERT), in the third quarter of last year, nearly half of China’s computers were still running Windows 7.
At CES in 2011, before the keynote speech by then-CEO Microsoft Steve Ballmer, staff sorted out laptop products
Microsoft is encouraging users worldwide to upgrade to Windows 10 to protect their PCs from potential threats. Currently, less than 10% of computers in China use the latest operating system. But some hardcore Windows 7 users say they don’t plan to upgrade.
“As long as Windows 7 is virus-free, I will use it all the time,” said Bao Juan, a freelancer who thinks the platform is better than Windows 10.
In China, more than Bao Juan is not willing to abandon Windows 7. From campuses to corporate offices, there are still a large number of computers running older Windows operating systems. . “I work in a hospital, and some devices are running XP.” A Weibo user said, “So some newer medical software cannot be installed at all.”
In 2014, nearly 13 years after the birth of Windows XP, Microsoft announced that it would stop supporting it.
Windows 8 introduced in 2012 has undergone a major redesign, but the results have been disappointing and confusing. Then Windows 10 was born in 2015. Windows 10 was welcomed by some users as it reverted to an interface that is closer to older versions of Windows. However, the system’s continuous software updates are annoying to some users.
“I was using Windows 10 at first, but because it has been updated, updated, and updated again, I ca n’t use it without an update, so I ended up switching to Windows 7.” A junior from Kunming said.
Some people have commented that Windows 7 users are not used to using Windows 10. Someone responded to this, “You must never be in a hurry. Sometimes I am in a hurry to use the computer, but as soon as I turn on the computer, it will update for 10 to 20 minutes. Usually, it will update automatically, then it gets stuck, and I can’t even turn it off. .I can use it only when I switch to a pirated version. “
But for some, there is another problem: outdated hardware.
The well-known digital blogger Goodman, who has more than 2 million followers, pointed out, “Most people don’t care about virus database security vulnerabilities, and they are unwilling to upgrade to win10 because the computer is too old the popularity of mobile phones uses computer time Fewer and fewer. How long have you never used a computer ???
Since 2014, the number of people accessing the Internet via smartphones and tablets has exceeded the number of people accessing the Internet via personal computers. According to a recent report from market research firm QuestMobile, Chinese users now spend an average of six hours a day online on mobile devices. From takeaway platforms to various video applications, mobile applications have become an important part of people’s lives.
As mobile devices dominate people’s online lives, the cycle of upgrading and upgrading some people’s computers has become so long that they are trapped in older operating systems and cannot extricate themselves.
“It’s not that I don’t want to change, but that my computer simply can’t run Windows 10.” One user commented.
A health blogger wrote, “From undergraduate to graduate, my computer has always been a bit problematic, but it still runs Windows 7. I only use it to write and browse the web. That’s why I didn’t make a change. Of course, there is an important reason: I am poor. “
But perhaps the biggest challenge facing Microsoft is that people are habitual slaves. Despite warnings from experts around the world, some of China’s most loyal Windows 7 users still have no plans to upgrade, even if it could expose them to cyber attacks.
Some netizens said, “I have become accustomed to Windows 7, just like the original XP. I don’t want to change it anymore. Streaking is streaking!” (Lebon)