After a decade long of existence, Microsoft has finally decided to kill Windows Vista and move on. Today onwards, the software giant is not going to provide support for the aged operating system.
Users that are still running this operating system will not receive any future assistance from Microsoft, for all the free or paid support options have been disabled by the company. Windows Vista will not get new security updates and non-security hot fixes either. The users that are still on this operating system will have to migrate to a newer version of operating system if they want to stay secure.
“Microsoft has provided support for Windows Vista for the past 10 years, but the time has come for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources towards more recent technologies so that we can continue to deliver great new experiences,” said Microsoft in a blog post.
Codenamed Longhorn, Windows Vista was first debuted a decade back and stayed in service for quite a few years afterwards. The operating system was unable to make a reputable name partially because its new User Interface needed high-spec hardware and didn’t run well with most machines. Many other reasons iced with this one forced Microsoft to kill all of its sales in 2010. Microsoft stopped its mainstream support for Vista in 2012 but provided limited support to the ones who were still using it until today.