Windows Vista support ends today

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 12 2017 @ 11:56 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Windows Vista is now officially dead as Microsoft is ending the operating system's extended support. This operating system entered release to manufacturing (RTM) phase in November 2006 and quickly became one of the most widely hated Windows operating systems as after Windows XP, many users were not prepared for how different Vista would be.

This was further complicated by seemingly endless User Account Control (UAC) popups, performance issues and widespread stability issues, in part due to poor driver support from third parties.

While Vista introduced a lot of improvements under its hood, many Windows users saw no reason to upgrade from XP and Vista never saw broad adoption. After the introduction of Windows 7, its marketshare dropped rapidly and these days it's used by fewer than one percent of Internet users. If you're still running Vista or, God forbid, a copy of Windows XP, on an Internet connected machine, you're recommended to upgrade to Windows 10 asap.

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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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