Does anyone still use this operating system? We do not need to lie about this. Windows Vista was the worst operating systems from Microsoft. I do not know a single person who would love this software. People either returned to the proven Windows XP, or hastily installed the Windows 8. Therefore, no one will cry after the Microsoft finally end support for this operating system.
Microsoft is adamant here. This year on 11th April, the giant from Redmond is going to end the support for 10 years old operating system. After this date Microsoft will not release any update for Windows Vista, even if it turns out that the system has a very serious vulnerability. Interestingly, even Microsoft knows that Windows Vista is a dud. In the case of Windows XP they have offered additional paid support for corporate customers. Microsoft does not plan anything like this in the case of Vista.
Vista is currently used by 1.12% of Windows users
Numbers do not lie, statistics collected by the StatCounter service clearly show that Windows Vista is a failure. For the record, let me add that the data collected by this service come from the views of more than 2.5 million websites. Interestingly, Windows XP is still used by 5.53% of people using Windows. This result is better than Windows 8, which has a share of 2.58%. Besides, it should not surprise anyone, because most people took advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 8.1 (9.7%). However, Windows Vista and Windows 8/8.1 never had too much popularity because their market share never exceeded 25%.
Microsoft encourages us to migrate to Windows 10
It is true that Windows 7 will be supported up to 14th January 2020 and the last day of support for Windows 8.1 is 10th January 2023. However, you should also remember that this is very limited support. Microsoft does not intend to adapt the system for the new processors from Intel and AMD. Of course, they will provide updates related to security. Unfortunately, not all older computers with Windows Vista will be able to handle the latest operating system from Microsoft. In this case, you have two options: buy a new computer or install one of the Linux distributions. The choice is your.