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At this point, there's really no excuse to still be running an antiquated version of Windows. The support for this version of the Windows operating system was reducing little at the time for years now. Even the Windows 10 had to wait for almost 4 years before it could surpass the market share of Windows 7.

The end of Windows 7 support is nigh as Microsoft Corp. will drop support for the operating system Tuesday for consumers.

More than one-third of all PCs worldwide are expected to be affected, according to data from NetMarketShare.

With Firefox going through its own renaissance, the Edge team may have trouble convincing people that they should switch back to a Microsoft browser, no matter how good it is.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security also released a statement Tuesday urging Windows users to apply a security patch provided by Microsoft within 10 days. If you're clinging to Windows 7, I'd highly recommend staying on top of AV updates, no matter which program you use. The big question, of course, is how Microsoft intends to roll it out to users.

The browser includes a new feature called "Collections" that helps users organize similar data and save it under one collection.

Microsoft Edge tracking prevention options: Basic, Balanced, and Strict. If possible, create a separate WIFi SSID for Windows 7 and connect only through it. It's times like this where continued support is important.

Perhaps most important, anyone now using a pre-release Edge channel-Canary, Dev, or Beta-will not be upgraded to the release version of Edge.

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It's news that shouldn't be of surprise to many considering Microsoft has been warning of this day for quite a while. Microsoft does promise these are coming soon, however.

I assume most readers are familiar with this new Chromium-based version of Microsoft Edge. This means that the flaw could affect a broad range of users.

What it doesn't have yet is a killer feature or something that really makes it stand out from the rest. Users of the Dev and Canary channels can continue testing it before it eventually makes its way to Beta and then Stable users later. It is privacy-focused, clean, and overall a great browser to use.

On the flip side, Microsoft also has an offline deployment package available for IT admins who are interested in bringing Microsoft Edge to their commercial machines.

The app seems fairly simple.

The new Edge is generally available now as a manual download, and it will roll out via Windows Update in the weeks ahead.

Older versions of Windows 10 are also getting a cumulative update today with the exception of version 1511. "If you break these identities, you won't be able to tell the difference between malware and Microsoft software", argued Kevin Bocek, VP of security strategy and threat intelligence at Venafi.

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