Microsoft plans to end support for Windows 10 in less than two years. In fact, the company has already announced that it’s done rolling out major updates to the operating system. Windows 10 22H2 is the end of the road on that front. But Microsoft will stop delivering security updates in October, 2025… for most people.

Now the company has announced it will offer a Windows 10 Extended Security Update (ESU) option for customers that aren’t ready to make the move to Windows 11 or later just yet. In an article announcing the Windows 10 ESU program, Microsoft focuses on business customers who will be able to pay for up to 3 years of additional updates. But Ars Technica reports that Microsoft also plans to offer end users a chance to pay for updates as well.


Windows 10 gets three more years of security updates, if you can afford them [Ars Technica]

Microsoft will offer a chance to pay for extended security updates for Windows 10 for up to 3 years after it reaches end of support on Oct 14, 2025, but the company is really pushing upgrades to Windows 11 instead. And if your PCs don’t meet the minimum system requirements, Microsoft thinks you should buy a new PC so you can get features (you probably don’t want) like Copilot.

Somehow I doubt this will appease those who have been calling on Microsoft to extend Windows 10’s lifespan to help cut down on eWaste.  

TUXEDO Computers Launches First All-AMD Linux Gaming Laptop [Phoronix]

Linux PC maker Tuxedo Computers has introduced their first gaming laptop that uses AMD parts for both the CPU and discrete GPU. The Tuxedo Sirius 16 Gen 1 has a Ryzen 7 7840HS chip and Radeon RX 7600 XM XT graphics, a 165 Hz screen, and up to 96GB of RAM.

Jolla 2.0: Jolla’s former management purchased Jolla’s business, IP, and software assets from Jolla Oy [Jolla]

The former management of Jolla, developers of the Linux-based Sailfish operating system for mobile devices, is back in charge after acquiring the business back from a Russian state-owned telecom.

NOOK Reading App for Windows Discontinued [B&N]

B&N has pulled the plug on its NOOK app for Windows PCs… mostly. It’s not available for download anymore, but should keep working for existing users (for now). B&N points new users to the NOOK apps for web, iOS, or Android.

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  1. Watch Microsoft backpedal on this just as they had to support Windows 7. Windows 11 is a bloated wonky piece of adware. People will just get security updates via workarounds.

    1. If every speculative or concept of windows 12 UI is any indication, they’re just going to double down on taking away the good things that made windows better than ChromeOS, expecting people to just integrate chatbots into their workflows somehow no matter how creepy and patronizing they can be, and destroying the smaller competition through politics.
      I mean, where exactly can you go? Everything else seems to be getting just as bad at slightly different rates. And I think that’s the point. If everything is awful, everything is indefensible, and so you can’t rally anyone behind anything to form meaningful opposition.

  2. I always thought manufacturers of Android phones should offer this type of program.

    But having just updated my computer that didn’t qualify for Windows 11 I have to say that the improvements in technology over the 8+ years are considerable. Maybe if you had an older computer with a high wattage CPU it might be different, or at least less extreme.

  3. Turbotax and Steam… the two reasons I keep a Windows partition on my SSD. I probably could do Turbotax online, so it really is just Steam.

    1. A Quicken alternative and Turbotax are the reasons for me. That and I tried ChromeOS and discovered it’s not ready for prime time.

      1. I finally made the move from QuickBooks to GnuCash this year when Intuit stopped supporting the standalone version of QuickBooks I’d been using and tried pushing all users to subscriptions.

        But a lot of the software I used for podcast & radio work is still Windows/Mac-only.

        1. On that topic, the Quicken alternative I use is Moneyspire. Because it’s a small company I buy their updates each year even though the changes are minimal. So I’ve sort of created a voluntary subscription service, but at least it’s voluntary.

          AFAIK, Acronis has totally abandoned their non-subscription backup program. I hate that trend.

          1. Yeah, I’m okay with paying a subscription for software that connects to remote services that clearly need to be updated regularly.

            But my business accounting needs are pretty simple: I just need a simple tool to track and categorize income and expenses. I could probably get away with using a detailed spreadsheet, since I don’t want something that connects to bank accounts, etc.

            Paying $30/month for that seems a bit ridiculous. Fortunately once I got over the learning curve, GnuCash serves my needs pretty well.

            That reminds me, I should probably make a donation to the GNuCash team.

  4. Android 12 & 13 are just as lousy design downgrades as is Windows 11.
    These programmers are obviously creating a mess to keep their job security.

      1. So does Android 14 suck too? Android 11 was ok-ish, and I’m not a big fan of forking money over to big tech companies that don’t give a crap about the idiots buying their expensive phones.

        1. You seem like someone who simply doesn’t like change. I’ve noticed no significant differences between Android 11 through 14, except at one point they made switching between dual sims more difficult.

          Ditto Windows 10 to 11.

          Are you still using Windows ME because you don’t like change? 😉

          1. You probably wouldn’t notice the more frustrating changes if you weren’t trying to customize your user interface or workflow much. That used to be a significant draw that Android had over iOS. You also probably wouldn’t notice if you weren’t trying to develop applications for it. One of the stated reasons for the sale of Simple Mobile tools was that the developer was sick of chasing annual API changes.

      2. Android’s UI of the Settings is a lot more cluttered now than it was in v11.. Then there is the awfully huge notification shade buttons that require page after page of swiping to get through all because they wanted a bigger button taking up more space, and with no option to revert to the more sensible streamline small buttons where everything could be displayed at once with no endless side swiping.
        Android is quickly forgetting how to keep things simple and now there are paid apps that exist simply to address many of its UI design flaws. I don’t mind change unless it is stupid change.