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Windows 7 costs the Germans a fortune

by on23 January 2020

Probably best to splash out on some new gear

The German federal government stands to pay at least $886,000 this year to Microsoft, according to local media.

According to  ZDNet, the cash is being spent to run more than 33,000 government workstations that are still running Windows 7.

Windows 7 reached end of support (EoS) on January 14, and Vole has stopped providing free security updates and bug fixes. Last year, Redmond announced a paid programme for governments and enterprise partners.

The programme, named the are Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU), would provide paid access to Windows 7 security updates until January 10, 2023. ESU updates, for which the German government has recently signed up, cost between $25 to $200 per workstation, depending on the Windows 7 version a company is running (Enterprise or Pro) and the amount of time they'll need the updates.


Last modified on 24 January 2020
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