Microsoft will stop sending updates to customers using its OneDrive service on desktop applications for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. This will start exactly on March 1, 2022 according to its Tech Community forum post.
This will stop customers from syncing their content and data to the cloud after the said date. Microsoft is advising customers to upgrade to a newer version of its operating system, preferably Windows 11.
Even before that OneDrive on Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 will lose support starting January 2022. Microsoft says the reason for ending support is “to focus resources on new technologies and operating systems, and to provide users with the most up-to-date and secure experience.”
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Microsoft now has the stable version of the Edge Browser for the Linux platform. This will become available this week after the browser has been in preview for some time. The Redmond based company now has a stable version of its browser for download and usage.
To try the Edge browser for the first time, simply download the installer from Microsoft here. While others that have been running the preview version of the browser can use the sudo apt install microsoft-edge-stable command.
The Redmond based company recommends upgrading to either Windows 10 or 11 to avoid disruption of its OneDrive cloud service. Interestingly for users that can’t upgrade to Windows 10 or 11, the company says they should back up their data by uploading to the OneDrive web app.
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