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Microsoft finally decided to bring Windows Vista to an end. April 11th marked the End of Life Day for this operating system that not so many people enjoyed, but still remained an important piece of Windows history.
Microsoft will no longer release updates for Vista
Microsoft decided to end the support for Windows Vista. This means that, from now on, this operating system will not receive any updates or patches fixing the security issues. Thus, those who still use Vista will no longer be able to keep their devices protected. You might find it hard to believe, but there are still 10 or 11 million people in the world who still use this operating system.
The end of support is not the only thing that would befall Vista. There are many apps who will no longer develop versions for it. For instance, Google Chrome is one of them. Thus, the users will face difficulties in putting up their setup.
Now, we might wonder what operating system these users will switch to. Microsoft did not try to make the new Windows 10 appealing for old school users. Thus, they might choose to change their system to Windows 7, which is more similar to Vista and might seem friendlier to them.
There is also the possibility that they might give up Windows for good, but doing this might imply changing their hardware altogether, as an operating system like Linux might come with too many technical requirements.
Why does everybody blame Windows Vista?
Was Windows Vista that bad? In fact, it wasn’t. It is well-known that few people are fans of this operating system, but this happened mostly because of the way in which Microsoft introduced it. First of all, they wanted to bring a radical change from the classic XP and they concentrated more on this aspect than on solving the issues the users were reporting.
When they released Windows Vista, Microsoft disguised it as a so-called beta version of Windows which was out only for testing. They called this “Project Mojave”. Then, it turned out that this version was not only a test, and it was the new Windows OS. Although it was not as good as Microsoft wanted it to be, they tried to push it forward and this made the users dislike it.
This week marked the end of Windows Vista. Microsoft celebrated the end of this chapter by releasing the Creator’s Update for Windows 10 in the same day. Thus, the end of an era represents the beginning of another.
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