Windows Vista going off extended support on April 11

Posted on Thursday, Mar 16 2017 @ 13:33 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Windows Vista was one of the most hated operating systems ever, few people are still using it but it's worth knowing that extended support for this OS will expire on April 11, 2017. This means that any PCs still using Vista will no longer receive new security updates beyond that date.

So are many folks still using Vista? Hexus took a look at the latest OS userbase data from NetMarketShare and concludes 0.78 percent of Internet users are still browsing the web with Windows Vista.

More worrying is that Windows XP still has a marketshare of 8.45 percent, which is pretty insane considering this operating system hasn't received any security updates for almost three years now. Everyone still using this OS on an Internet connected PC is at big risk of getting hacked or becoming part of a botnet.

The stats also reveal Windows 7 is still the most widely used operating system, it has a marketshare of 48.41 percent, while Windows 10 now has 25.19 percent. Windows 7 users will need to upgrade before January 14, 2020, that's the date when the extended support for Windows 7 ends.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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