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MacBooks & Chromebooks: The End-of-life Problem

Thinking about getting MacBooks and Chromebooks for your business? Be careful, or you might be replacing them sooner than you want.


Both MacBooks and Chromebooks have grown in popularity in recent years, but the way they reach end of life could be a major drawback for businesses – particularly smaller organisations with limited budgets.

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Windows 7 End Of Life: What Should My Business Do Now?

Launched in October 2009, Windows 7 is now a decade old. In human terms, not that long, but the life expectancy for an operating system is a much shorter one. Windows 7 reached its official end of life on January 14th 2020. What that means is that Microsoft will end all support for Windows 7.

Surveys conducted in recent years have found that at least a third or more businesses are still using Windows 7. Many users are SMEs, but the NHS also reported in July 2019 that they still had one million users using the operating system. Although current users can choose to continue with Windows 7, there are significant risks that should be considered.

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Windows 7 And Windows Server 2008 Reach End Of Life In Less Than A Week

What should businesses do to make sure they're covered?


In less than a week, on Tuesday 14th January 2020, Microsoft will end extended support for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Beyond this point, it will no longer issue security updates for any of these operating systems, having already stopped introducing new features when mainstream support ended.

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19 Great Windows Key Shortcuts (Plus A Couple Of Not-So-Great Ones)

It’s not just a key you accidentally press sometimes.


If you ever want evidence of how much Microsoft Windows has become part of everyday life, just look down at your PC keyboard. Unless you’re using a Mac, you’ll find Windows has its very own key. How many other operating systems can say that?

But the Windows key is also somewhat misunderstood. Some regard it as an annoyance, a key that, when accidentally pressed, opens the Start menu no matter what the user is already doing. And opening the Start menu is probably the entirety of what most people use the Windows key for.

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What's Taking Up All Your Space?

And how to claim back some storage on your computer, phone, tablet or Mac 


It doesn’t matter how much storage space you have your computer or phone – at some point it’s probably going to run out. You can buy memory cards and hard drives with hundreds of gigabytes of capacity, yet it will disappear before you know it. So what’s taking up all your space?

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4 Great Reasons Why Windows 10 Is Right For SMEs


As the clock ticks down for Windows 7, TMB looks at how Windows 10 offers businesses a more powerful, flexible solution.


When it comes to choosing an operating system (OS) for your business computers, your choices are myriad. Some organisations use Linux; others go with Apple's Mac OS X. The vast majority, however, use Microsoft Windows. But there are, of course, lots of different versions, Windows 10 being the latest.

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