The same people who accepted and embraced Windows XP for a longer time, have waved goodbye to Vista after disliking most of its features. Microsoft is finally pulling the plug on Windows Vista and we are happy that the tech space is getting rid of a piece of software that wasn't fun, to begin with. The operating system never gained huge market share to begin with; many Redmond users opted to stick with the reliable and pleasing XP for years. Smaller companies likely jumped straight from Windows XP to Windows 7, which Microsoft introduced in 2009 and which proved far more popular.
As of March 2017, only 0.72% of users are using Windows Vista, so that doesn't leave may of you with the need to take that jump.
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.
However, if you keep using Windows Vista after today, you would not receive any security updates, making your machine open to various viruses and malware attacks.
Windows Vista released in April 2004 and had several issues throughout its life, such as heavily hogging resources and making user control hard.
The latest (and greatest) Windows 10 also offers much better functionality than the Vista could ever do.
Microsoft's support for Windows Vista ends today.
From today, Microsoft won't provide any support regarding technical issues of Vista or does not send you any security patch and bug fix updates.
If you're a business still using Vista, it's time to move on. If those PCs don't have new applications installed on them, and are not connected to the internet, most companies don't see good reasons to replace them. Since it is focusing on this operating system it was only a matter of time before Windows Vista was gone.
Arcon tweeted: 'In news that affects an nearly 0 number of people: Windows Vista extended support ends tomorrow'.
Microsoft (and its OEM partners) of course will no doubt that that Vista users will go out and purchase a brand new PC or laptop running Windows 10.
And Your Pal Ched said: 'RIP Windows Vista.bad OS that will not be missed but my first computer ran on Vista and I loved that old thing'.