I have been thinking for a bit that Microsoft not only wanted Windows 7 to die quickly but Windows 8.x as well.  Windows 7 because it is, admittedly old, and Windows 8.x because it is yet another Vista disaster.  Windows 8.x however is technically supported until 2023…however I am not surprised that Microsoft is trying to sweep the Windows 8.x disaster away.  Their apparent chosen path is disturbing.   According to an article Microsoft is delaying patches(or not doing them at all) on older, yet supported versions of Windows.  I am now curious if they are doing this to older, supported versions of their other products like Office, Windows Server, and other products?  Time will tell.