Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Jun 2018 14:38 UTC
Windows

If your PC doesn't run Streaming Single Instructions Multiple Data (SIMD) Extensions 2, you apparently won't be getting any more Windows 7 patches. At least, that's what I infer from some clandestine Knowledge Base documentation changes made in the past few days.

Even though Microsoft says it's supporting Win7 until January 14, 2020, if you have an older machine - including any Pentium III - you've been blocked, and there's nothing you can do about it.

While support has to end somewhere - processors without SSE2 are really, really old - it's quite unfair to say you support Windows 7 until 2020, and then cut it off early for a number of customers. Consumer protection agencies should have something to say about this, right?

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RE[4]: Comment by coherence
by ilovebeer on Sun 24th Jun 2018 15:24 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by coherence"
ilovebeer
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Yeah and apparently some people think it's outrageous.

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