Radix Services - Latest News and Updates

News and updates:


January 2020: End of support for Windows 7

All regular support and updates for Windows 7 ends on the 14th January 2020.  Windows 7 should not be considered secure for online services and in particular banking and financial use.


July 2015: Windows 10 Launch

Windows 10 is now the default and only recommended operating system for Desktop and laptop users, replacing Windows 7.  Windows 7 users should upgrade to Windows 10 as and when possible.  Please contact Radix Services to discuss your particular needs and the best upgrade path.


January 2015: No further support for Windows XP

Due to the increasing security issues with Windows XP and few remaining users, we do not expect to provide ongoing support for Windows XP systems from January 2015, except where migrating to Windows 7 or later systems.

Windows XP CANNOT be considered a secure platform for ANY online shopping, banking or confidential usage anymore and users must upgrade to Windows 7 or later and use good security practices to be secure online.


April 2014: End of Microsoft support for Windows XP:

Windows XP (Released in 2002) will have no further security updates or patches from April 2014.

All users are expected to have migrated to Windows 7 or Windows 8 platforms and Office 2007 or later by this time as older systems will be vulnerable to new and emerging Viruses, Trojans and web-based attacks after this time. Also, the latest versions of application software will increasingly no longer support Windows XP.

February 2013: Office 2013 Released by Microsoft:

Office 2013 is the latest version of the familiar Microsoft Office package and is now available.  At present, Office 2010 is still available and where businesses have existing users with Office 2010, it is the preferred option and somewhat lower cost.

Office 2013 is expected to be the default offering by mid-year 2013 with Office 2010 no longer being stocked.

October 2012: Windows 8 Released by Microsoft:

Windows 8 is the latest version of Microsoft Windows and replaces Windows 7 for Desktop and Laptop users - as well as now being available on touch-screen tablets and laptops as well.
In its standard form, Windows 8 presents a "Start Screen" with large touch-friendly tiles rather than the familiar desktop - and the desktop itself has no familiar "Start" button at all.

Many people and businesses find this an unwelcome change and we find users prefer a more familiar desktop environment with the "Start" button as found in Windows since Windows 95.  To this end, we supply and configure systems with Windows 8 to use the familiar desktop with Start button as standard, while retaining the Windows 8 "Modern Start Screen" as a simple option users can access when required.