Microsoft is shutting down its internet board and card games
4 months, 4 weeks ago by kyle | 6 facts | 1 comments | 2 votes

  • Microsoft is shutting down several Internet Games for people using Windows 7 and earlier, including Backgammon, Checkers, Hearts, Reversi, Spades and MSN Go. -
  • Microsoft Internet Games services on Windows XP and ME will end on July 31, 2019. -
  • Microsoft Internet Games services on Windows 7 will end on January 22, 2020. -
  • The first ones to lose access will be Windows XP and Windows ME users. -
  • The servers will start shutting down on July 31st, 2019. -
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kyle - 4 months, 4 weeks ago
You know I think it will be interesting to see how much of today's software is still usable in 20 years. Windows XP is almost 20 years old and it still works just as well as it did on day 1. On the other hand, most modern software relies on the internet to function (some software won't even start if I can't verify its license online) which means when the company that makes it either goes bankrupt or decides to shut down the servers the software will stop working.

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