It's game over for Windows Vista as Microsoft ends support today

Apr 13, 2017, 01:31
It's game over for Windows Vista as Microsoft ends support today

Windows Vista ended many awful design decisions from the XP and earlier days. That follows fully five years after the OS hit its end-of-maintenance support date of April 10, 2012, and roughly 10 years since Microsoft first released Windows Vista to a litany of complaints and its eventual replacement by the much more well-received Windows 7. Well, Vista users can opt to continue to use an increasingly unsafe operating system, or they can upgrade their PC to a newer Microsoft OS. Microsoft had an older hardware that could not properly support this new user interface.

It was replaced two years later by Windows 7, which has subsequently been replaced by the Windows 10 system. Vista customers, therefore, will now no longer receive new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates from Microsoft. As against this, Windows 7, which Microsoft quickly released two years after Vista in 2009, was now the most popular operating system in the world, used on roughly half of all PCs.

It's also worth noting that Microsoft has stopped providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows Vista.

Windows Vista was released worldwide to the public in early 2007 to strong criticism. Windows 10 now has 9 percent of the overall share, followed by Windows 8 at 5 percent.

Graphically, Vista was a step up from XP as it brought the transparent windows design to the Windows computer. Continuing to use Vista-based machines will place you at increasing risk of attack.

"Microsoft has provided support for Windows Vista for the past 10 years", the company said in a statement. The question basically asks what it means for PC users running Windows Vista with a uPlay PC client.

Critics were particularly unhappy with the high system requirements of the new OS, along with the inclusion of new DRM technologies to restrict copying of protected material. Mainstream support has already ended for that OS, while extended support is scheduled to end in January 2020.

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