Microsoft sets to stop supporting Windows Thin PC by next month

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Yusuf Balogun
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Yusuf is an aspiring Journalist and Health law expert with a special focus on technology innovations. He is a guest writer at Qwenu and Deputy Editor-in-chief of Gamji Press.

The American multinational technology corporation, Microsoft, has set to stop supporting Windows Thin PC operating systems by next month.  

Microsoft is a business Corporation that produces computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services that have it headquarter in Redmond, Washington DC, United States.  

The information is contained in a notice issued by the corporation today, that it will stop supporting the Windows Thin PC operating system by next month starting from October 12, 2021.

The corporation, however, admonishes the organizations that are still using this system to migrate their business to a new remote desktop client. The notice further stated that any Enterprises that intend to upgrade, should contact OEM manufacturers or Microsoft certified distributors.

Microsoft launched the Windows Thin PC in 2011, which is essentially a streamlined version of Windows 7, suitable for low-performance PCs at the time, compared to other Windows versions.  

The Windows version has the minimum hardware requirements of a 1GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage space, and minimum support for WDDM 1.0 and DirectX 9 graphics devices, DVDs-ROM drive.  

The system, equally used through a thin client, using a remote server, and providing independent operating systems for multiple clients through a local area network.

However, it should be noted that the Windows Thin PC has restrictions on the applications that can be used. The only applications supported by the system are those that can run on terminal emulation and Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Services, plus apps based on the .NET Framework and Java Virtual Machine.

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