Bretons have been campaigning for Australia WhatsApp Number List emoji in the colors of Gwenn ha Du, the famous Breton flag: individuals attached to their region, associations, companies and of course institutions. This morning, the visibility of the Breton flag on the Internet has gone up a notch. Since January 13, 2020, the Twitter social network automatically displays the Breton flag when you post a tweet containing the hashtag .An operation made possible thanks to the actions of the .BZH association and the support of local institutions, which see the Breton flag emoji as a beautiful symbol of the influence of the Brittany region. This communication campaign will end in four weeks: you will be able to post a Breton emoji on Twitter until February 9 using the associated hashtags.
But the Breton associations do not intend to stop there and hope to capitalize on this period of visibility. Their goal: to obtain a universal Breton flag emoji from the organization that determines the emojis accessible on your mobile and your PC, the Unicode consortium – made up of large digital companies (Adobe, Apple, Facebook, Google, Huawei, IBM, Microsoft , Netflix, Oracle…).zThere are 3,178 emojis today, including many flags. Only England, Scotland and Wales have their own flag, although it is not a question of countries but of “constituent nations of the United Kingdom”. We will see if the next proposals of the Unicode consortium contain a Breton flag emoji. If so, that would be a great victory for Brittany – and a great argument for all the other regions and nations around the world who are hoping to get their emoji as well.
End of Windows 7: the consequences for individuals and businesses
The automatic and free updates of Windows Update cease from January 14, 2020 on Windows 7. What are the consequences and the existing solutions for individuals and businesses?Find out all about Microsoft’s Windows 7 end of support as of January 14, 2020. Photo credits: Simon Steinberger / Pixabay.After 10 years of good and loyal service, Windows 7 will withdraw on January 14, 2020. Microsoft will indeed “ devote its investments to supporting new technologies and new experiences ”.End of Windows 7: the consequences for individuals and businesses This means that the American firm will no longer support Windows 7 support from this date. Windows Update technical support and free software updates, which help protect your computer and the security of your data, will no longer be provided if your computer is still running Windows 7.
Concretely, if a flaw is detected in Windows 7 after the end of support date, it will not be remedied by the publisher. In general, if a technical problem prevents or slows down the operation of your PC, it will not be repaired by the Microsoft teams.Some services associated with this operating system will also be discontinued over time. For example, the Electronic Program Guide for Windows Media Center will no longer work in Windows 7 as of January 2020.For the Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) security tool, the publisher specifies that it will continue to receive updates after January 14, 2020 with the list of new malware to be detected. The MSE platform will no longer be updated after this date.Windows 7 “standard” support is no longer active… since 2015
What does the end of support for Windows 7 mean?
As for the “standard” support for this operating system, it has already stopped since January 13, 2015. This means that the publisher has not improved or added new features to its OS for 5 years. On the other hand, if a critical flaw affected Windows 7, Microsoft would take the necessary measures, as it has already done in the past on old versions of OS (Patch Tuesday…). Launched on October 22, 2009, Windows 7 has gradually given way to other operating systems such as Windows 8 (10/26/2012), then Windows 10 (07/29/2015). If the first warnings announcing the end of Windows 7 date back to 2014, a quarter of PCs are still running under this OS (26.6%). It would thus be the 2nd most used PC operating system in the world in December 2019, behind Windows 10 (54.6%), according to Net Market Share.
.If repeated notifications from Microsoft to push users of its OS to switch to Windows 10 have been in vain, the American firm allows some of them to continue using it, but under certain conditions. Paid updates are therefore offered to professional customers using Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 7 Pro, until 2023.How much does Windows 7 paid support cost? It will cost $ 25 per device for Windows Enterprise and $ 50 if you’re using Windows 7 Pro to be able to benefit from paid updates to W7 between January 2020 and January 2021. The price will drop from single to double over the years until the definitive closure of the paid support, scheduled for 2023. No extension of the support is however planned for individuals.