Windows 10 is available since July 29th 2015. It allowed professional users to skip Windows 8 which was never used on the professional market and move from 7 to 10.
Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 was free of charge until Julty 31rst 2016. Activity tracking is integrated in Windows 10 and follows all your activities; it can be desactivated, but it is active by default. Windows 10 upgrade cannot be desactivated UNLESS you use Windows entreprise LTSB 52015 and 2016) or LTSC (2019).
Microsoft shortened the leadtime between versions. Windows XP was available until avril 2014, i.e. 4.5 years after the release of Windows 7. This time, the EOL of Windows 7 come hardly 1.5 years after the release of Windows 10
Licence windows 10 pro
dématérialisée + installation
PRIX 75€ HT
Windows 10 IoT entreprise
Windows 10 IoT Entreprise prend en charge les applications universelles et les applications classiques Windows. Minimum configuration: RAM 1GB, Storage 16GB
Windows IoT is the new name following "embedded" versions of Windows XP and 7
Price depends on CPU.
Windows 7is still available after the end of sales in october 2016 and the end of Microsoft support on January 14th, 2020
WIndows 7 was released to market by Microsoft on october 22nd 2009. Tested on Akori's products, it is faster than Vista, while being more demanding that XP. Windows 7 allows professional users to skip Windows Vista and go directly from Windows XP to Windows 7.
Windows 7 needs either a hard disk drive or at least 64GB flash. windows
Licence windows 7 pro
dématérialisée + installation
PRIX 55€ HT
Google introduced Android on Smartphones in 2005 & later on consumer Tablets; Android became an acceptable OS for professionals since version 4.0. Despite its qualities, Android still suffers from its focus on consumer market and from too frequent versions which require software to be re-tested each time.
Android 10 was released on septembre 3rd 2019. Some recent applications available on Google PlayStore are no longer compatible on older Android versions such as 5.1 which was realeased the same year as Windows 10.
Officially, as of the beginning of 2020, version 7.0, released on aout 22nd 2016 is the oldest version supported (along with more recont ones 7.1, 8.0, 8.1 et 9.0). Older versions are not.
|End of sales|
End of support
|XP||31rst december 2001||SP3||30th june 2008||22nd october 2010||14th april 2009||8th april 2014 |
|CE 6.0||30th november 2006||R3||22nd september 2009||9th april 2013|
|Embedded Compact 7||1rst march 2011||12th april 2016||13rd april 2021|
|Embedded Compact 2013||13rd june 2013||8.0||10th october2023|
|7||2nd october 2009||SP1||31rst october2013||31rst october2016||13rd january 2015||14th january 2020|
|8||26th october 2012||8.1||1rst september 2015||31rst october 2016||9th january 2018||10th january 2023|
|10||29th july 2015||10|
During the free support period, security fixes are provided free of charge.
On the other hand, the functionalities of the operating system no longer evolve - except for customers paying for extended support.The end of sales of 7 and 8.1 were the same;Microsoft now only provides Windows 10 as operating system for PCs
Windows XP professionnel
XP pro was "The" professional operating system from 2001 to 2010 and up. The latest version is SP3 service pack.The end of the support of 8 April 2014 pushed users to change.Despite all this, in September 2014, the installed base of Windows XP at 24% worldwide remained far superior to windows 8 yet imposed on the general public from 2012 to 2015.
In September 2019 still has a higher installed base than Windows 8.1 all users combined, at about 4.5%
Tthe page above indicates how to continue after support by Microsoft
Similarly to Windows Vista, Windows 8 was a consumer OS and a failure on the professional market.