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Why it's time to leave Windows 7 behind

There are no two ways about it: Windows 7 is dying, and fairly soon. On January 14, 2020, Microsoft will stop issuing security updates for their best-selling operating system. Some users remain defiant: They fail to see any reason to migrate to a newer system. This is a dangerous attitude: By holding on to Windows 7, they don't just risk their own safety, but also the security of others.

The following article will explain what to expect when Microsoft pulls the plug on Windows 7, why it's a bad idea to stick with a dead horse, and propose viable migration options for users unwilling to upgrade to Windows 10. In any case, it's high time to get ready: January of 2020 is closing in fast.

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Anti-virus – why bother?

Anti-virus software is frequently seen as bothersome. Warnings inevitably pop up at the most inopportune moments, breaking your concentration and intruding into your workflow. Occasionally, an overzealous anti-virus application will even block legitimate software.

Time for a brief look under the hood: What does anti-virus software do? How does it work? And is virus protection even worth paying for anymore?

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"Bytes and Beyond": Welcoming our new columnist Gerald Himmelein

Dear SoftMaker customers:

We make our blog even more useful for you: starting today, we will not only cover topics related directly to SoftMaker and our products, but also other topics that will help you use your computer to its full potential.

We are happy to announce that we have signed up well-known German computer journalist Gerald Himmelein as our new columnist. Read the following short interview to get to know him better.

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SoftMaker Office 2018 – Anniversary Update

Dear SoftMaker customers:

It's our 30th anniversary! Thirty years ago, SoftMaker Software was incorporated. To celebrate our company's anniversary, we have created the free Anniversary Update with numerous new features for all users of SoftMaker Office 2018 and SoftMaker Office NX.

What's in the Anniversary Update? Find out in this article.

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What's new in FlexiPDF 2019?

Dear SoftMaker customers:

A few days ago, we released FlexiPDF 2019. It's the successor of FlexiPDF 2017 which we released in November 2016, and it offers significant improvements. In this blog post, would like to introduce you to the major changes in the new version of our PDF editor.

You are welcome to download our free trial version to try out the innovations yourself.

Enjoy reading our new blog post!


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