Microsoft usually give each version of its life cycle 10 years operating system. That means that having launched in the second half of 2012, Windows 8 should still be young and have a long life ahead. But it will not be the case and has decided to discontinue Microsoft Windows 8 from next week, although Windows 8.1 will take their place.
In this way, Windows 8 will go better life next January 12 with versions 8, 9 and 10 of Internet Explorer. Therefore, if you are still using this new version it is advisable that the actualicéis to Windows 8.1, Windows 10 or Windows 7 if you want to continue to receive support and patches to protect you from the vulnerabilities.
Each version of Windows is often accompanied by new "Service Packs" that improve the user experience. The reason for the death of Windows 8 is that Microsoft Windows 8.1 have regarded as the last service pack system, and will be this which may remain alive until 2023 taking his place in the family tree of Redmond.
Therefore we are facing the last chapter of one of the least successful versions of Windows history is much needed when you consider that many of its concepts introduced have been recycled to make Windows 10 the converging operating system that Microsoft is trying design.
And only lasted three years means support for Windows 8, and if you are still using it will have the option of free upgrade to version 8.1. Once there, you can choose between quedaros there a little longer or update directly and free of charge to Windows 10.