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Title    Microsoft Kills Windows Vista On April 11: No Security Patches, No Hot Fixes, No Support, Nada
Date    Monday March 20, @01:24AM
Author    martyb
Topic   
from the wide-open-spaces-closed-shut dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/03/18/0123231

Phoenix666 writes:

One of Microsoft's most hated operating systems (Windows ME is difficult to beat on that front) is destined to die in less than a month.

Windows Vista, launched to a less-than-stellar reception on January 30, 2007, saw most of its support stopped back in 2012. On April 11 this year the hammer finally falls. Microsoft warned Vista users that their systems could be compromised by an attacker in the future, especially as Security Essentials support has also now ended for the operating system.

"Windows Vista customers will no longer receive new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates from Microsoft," Redmond said.

"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."

My heart does ache for our brethren, the poor, huddled Windows masses.


Original Submission

Links

  1. "Phoenix666" - https://soylentnews.org/~Phoenix666/
  2. "difficult to beat" - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/11/20/windows_1_dot_0_is_30_years_old/
  3. "is destined to die in less than a month" - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03/17/microsoft_to_kill_windows_vista_april_11/
  4. "launched" - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/01/31/vista_flaw_finders/
  5. "Redmond said" - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/22882/windows-vista-end-of-support
  6. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=19173

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