Microsoft Vista: An unlucky operating system. No further support provided, even to those who would be willing to pay.
Microsoft has finally decided to say goodbye to windows vista. It’s not so popular windows version Windows Vista that was released on January 2007. The support for Windows Vista has finish on April 11, the same month in which the Update Creators Update for Windows 10 was released.
Windows Vista had already stopped receiving support in 2012 and currently had ‘extended’ support, which ends in April.
The company founded by Bill Gates has decided not to do more security updates, nor to give technical support (paid or free) to resolve any vulnerabilities of this version.
Windows Vista is more than 10 years old and probably the most forgotten operating system in the last five years, being totally absorbed by Windows 7, which came out only two years later.
The death of Windows Vista is not expected to affect many people, since it is estimated that only between 1 and 3% of the world’s computers have this system installed. But let’s face it, even when it was the most modern system, users complained because it seemed like an unsuccessful attempt by Microsoft to emulate Apple. Because during its high time, it had flaws and did not really have clear advantages over its predecessor Windows XP.
Computers running Windows Vista will continue to work; however, Microsoft says computers that continue to run Vista could become more vulnerable to security and virus risks.
Steve Ballmer himself personally, Microsoft’s former CEO, said that Windows Vista is still his biggest regret, one of the few false steps in the glorious history of Microsoft.
Microsoft expects users still continuing with Vista to migrate to Windows 10 and is even offering discounts to install the latest version of the system.
Windows 7 is the next to get out of circulation although this won’t happen until 2020.
Why Windows Vista failed?
Most of us have a bad memory of it because its requirements were a bit high for the time, about 512MB of RAM and 20GB of disk space, when Windows XP only required 64MB of RAM and 1.5GB of disk space. This made the migration very slow.
The “Aero” or “Aero Glass” design, where glass and transparency effects prevailed, is still present today in more modern versions. In addition, Windows Vista introduced a very important tool that has since been maintained, searching for files and programs from the Start Menu.
Microsoft prepared an entire assault on the PC world to make Windows Vista a success, which included a series of actions that confused people. For example, laptops and computers were sold with stickers that put “ready for Windows Vista,” implying that all its components were compatible, when in fact there were problems like graphics card drivers or other elements. There were also stability issues on older computers, where Windows XP worked fine.
We will not miss Windows Vista, especially when we have Windows 7, an operating system that is still used, even when Microsoft asked for active and passive people to upgrade to Windows 10: the only version of their operating system they insure is more robust and secure.
The next version of Windows that will stop its support is Windows 8 – but not until January 9, 2018. The next “end of extended support” will be the Windows 7 that will end on January 14, 2020.
“HASTA la Vista, Windows Vista”, we wouldn’t miss you
We do not think anyone is going to miss Windows Vista, a more modern version of Windows that was filled with many problems with hardware and programs from other manufacturers. It was officially launched in January 2007 and now, 10 years after its announcement, Microsoft will stop giving official support.