Let me ask you guys, are you a Windows users? Are you using Windows 8 and satisfied with it? But, no matter yes or no, there is a big quetion down there is waiting for you to answer.
Windows 8, Microsofts 2012 flop now has already been taken of shelves from all support, putting 48 million users who still run the three-year-old operating system in a dilemma: update to Windows 8.1 or risk being hacked.
On 12th Jan 2016, Microsoft wouldn’t offer updates for windows 8 any more and the company will not provide technical support for operating system.
The deadline of updates has been known more than two years ago when Windows 8.1 came out first. If Windows 8 users want to continue to receive official updates, they must update to windows 8.1 which is 2013 free edition available in the Windows store.
Windows 8s and 8.1s user share, a rough estimate of the number of the devices running the OS. In mid-June, Windows 8 powered 63 million machines, Windows 8.1 226 million.
We can see that from the chart, Windows 8 still powers more than 1 in 5 of the devices running although that OS or Windows 8.1 free follow-up, 48 million machines ran Windows 8 in December 2015.
Since Windows 10s first appearance in people’s sight, the Windows 8-Windows 8.1 user share has declined , with the largest contraction credited to 8.1 has dropped by 21%. It contributes to the users of Windows 8.1 devices can update directly to Windows 10, while Windows 8 users aren’t able to.
If the Windows 8 users want to get support again, they have to update Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 which is not enough. Then the users must have a second update from that to Windows 10. Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Pro are capable of the free Windows 10 update.
It seems that Microsoft has given users a long-term update task. So, if you are a Windows 8 user, what’s your choice? Update or get in a risk?