With a few recommended practices, you can keep using Windows 7 for now

It’s not a good idea to use software that’s reached end of life, but it also doesn’t help to sensationalize the “death” of Windows 7 like it’s the end of the world. Here are some sensible articles on how you can continue to use Windows 7 for the time being without being too worried:

https://lifehacker.com/am-i-screwed-if-i-dont-upgrade-windows-7-by-january-15-1840903120

https://www.howtogeek.com/509175/how-to-secure-your-windows-7-system-in-2020/

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3514436/windows-7-end-of-support-separating-the-bull-from-the-horns.html

Note that Windows 10 has roughly the same hardware requirements as Windows 7, and it runs a bit faster in my experience. I have been using Windows 10 on my $200 Asus EeeBook for over four years without many issues (Intel Atom processor, 2GB RAM). There are also a bunch of fantastic Linux distributions to explore – give lightweight options like Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Manjaro XFCE, Ubuntu MATE, or KDE Neon a chance.

If you do choose to stick with Windows 7, however, your computer and applications will keep running just fine for the foreseeable future.

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