Microsoft finally decides to end support for its 10 year old operating system Windows Vista.
From this week the tech giant will longer provide security
updates, non-security hotfixes, or free and paid assisted support options.
Windows Vista was Microsoft
's follow up to the popular Windows XP operating system.
After its launch the operating system attracted widespread criticism for its performance and is considered one of the biggest disappointments in the 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,” Microsoft said today.
In fact, Windows XP, which came out in 2001 and had its support cut three years ago, currently has an eight per cent share of the desktop market.
Its estimated that Vista currently runs on less than 0.8 percent of desktop computers, so those impacted will be minimal, but Microsoft still recommend upgrading to a new computer and operating system right away.