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Windows Vista is now officially dead. And good riddance


As is the pattern with Microsoft's operating systems, mainstream support for the OS ended in April 2012, five years after the release.

If you are one of the few still using Window Vista, we strongly urge you upgrade to a newer, more secure version of Windows at your earliest convenience. Microsoft had an older hardware that could not properly support this new user interface.

Luckily for us, Microsoft learnt its lessons well as it incorporated the necessary changes in Windows 7, which was released two years later in 2009.

Windows Vista PCs will still work of course, but they will be more vulnerable to security risks because Microsoft won't be providing any security patches to protect it from threats.


If you are still on Windows Vista, it's time to upgrade as Microsoft has now announced that it will drop the support for the OS which was initially launched back in 2006. Also, to make the OS work from home users, business users, and power users, Microsoft unveiled six editions of Windows Vista: Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate. Some of the features promised for Vista ended up being "pulled forward" into Windows XP. This is compared to Windows XP 8% market share that had its support cut three years ago. Not many people are likely to miss Windows Vista.

For those of you who have been clinging to Windows Vista all this time, you have our respect.

The new user interface that came with the system was Aero, which gave Vista a new look that was nearly surreal. It means Windows will severe important lifelines like security updates, bug fixes, support options, or online technical content updates.

Spiceworks calculates that Windows XP is running on 14 percent of all PCs in businesses worldwide, while Windows Vista is only running on one percent. The operating system might have helped set the foundations for the modern Windows that users now enjoy. With meatier alternatives out there, we can not fathom why anyone would want to stick with Vista (or just veggies), but more power to you. Next up for the can is Windows 7 - but you should have until January 2020 to say goodbye. Your choices for moving to Windows 10 are simple, either buy a license for it (to retain your PC) or buy a new PC altogether.

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