End of the road: Microsoft terminates support for Windows Vista today

We've teamed up with Product Hunt to offer you the chance to win an all expense paid trip to TNW Conference 2017! On the day Microsoft released its new Windows 10 Creators Update, it also said goodbye to Windows Vista, announcing it was officially suspending support for the much-maligned operating system, which was released in January 2007.

As of 11 April, Vista users will no longer receive security updates and technical help, the company confirmed in a blog post.

And just like that, another Microsoft operating systems bites the dust.

Ten years after the half-baked software dumpster fire known as Windows Vista was unleashed on an unsuspecting public, the nightmare is finally over. Recent research by StatCounter revealed that Android has overtaken Windows as the most used operating system in the world, with 37.93pc share for Android and 37.91pc share for Windows.

The long development cycle between the release of Windows XP and Vista is because, at the early stages of development, Microsoft lost focus on what features were going to be included in Longhorn and what features would be saved for Blackcomb.

It's not too surprising that both XP and Vista show continued usage, and XP more so, according to Tsai.

You can find out if you're running Windows Vista by opening the start menu and typing "winver" in the search box.

Windows Vista released in April 2004 and had several issues throughout its life, such as heavily hogging resources and making user control hard.

After all, it did have that thing where you could make.mpeg video files into Wallpaper, and then you could still open Calculator in under a week.

And Your Pal Ched said: 'RIP Windows Vista.awful OS that will not be missed but my first computer ran on Vista and I loved that old thing'. The lack of new security fixes leave users vulnerable to malicious software like viruses and spyware that can compromise personal information.

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