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BoraMurdar

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After a decade, Microsoft has finally cut off support for the Windows Vista operating system.

Mainstream support for Windows Vista ended back in April 10, 2012. However, its extended support for the second service pack lasted for five more years.

By April 11, which is today, Microsoft will no longer offer hotfixes, security patches, or any sort of update to its users around the globe. With this in consideration, anyone using Windows Vista past the support date could leave the OS vulnerable to security risks and viruses that could harm the computer. Internet Explorer 9 on Vista has also been discontinued, which could expose users to even more threats. In line with this, Microsoft will also cease providing technical support for computers running the OS.

While its predecessor, Windows XP, is still being used until today by at least 7.44% of users, according to NetMarketShare, Windows Vista is the complete opposite. The latest statistics show that it is now only used by 0.72% of users worldwide, with users jumping to more modern operating systems like Windows 7 and 8.1.
Via Neowin
 

frogboy

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After a decade, Microsoft has finally cut off support for the Windows Vista operating system.

Mainstream support for Windows Vista ended back in April 10, 2012. However, its extended support for the second service pack lasted for five more years.

By April 11, which is today, Microsoft will no longer offer hotfixes, security patches, or any sort of update to its users around the globe. With this in consideration, anyone using Windows Vista past the support date could leave the OS vulnerable to security risks and viruses that could harm the computer. Internet Explorer 9 on Vista has also been discontinued, which could expose users to even more threats. In line with this, Microsoft will also cease providing technical support for computers running the OS.

While its predecessor, Windows XP, is still being used until today by at least 7.44% of users, according to NetMarketShare, Windows Vista is the complete opposite. The latest statistics show that it is now only used by 0.72% of users worldwide, with users jumping to more modern operating systems like Windows 7 and 8.1.
Via Neowin
Goodbye and good riddance I say I used Vista for about a month before Windows 7 came out and never looked back. :)
 

SHvFl

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I would be amazed if people still used Vista. Don't see any reason for any home user to use it and companies i would assume didn't upgrade to Vista back then because they would have heard the bad comments before the upgrade and skipped it.
 

Nuno

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From all the Microsoft OS I've used, it was probably the one I disliked the most. Buggy and kinda slow in my old mid-tier laptop and the only OS that I managed to completely mess up unintentionally with a malware to the point that I had to format the disk.
Which was actually a good thing as it was the perfect excuse to change to W7. :p
 
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