Goodbye Vista and Hello XP?
Microsoft officially stops Windows Vista support. No updates will be released. Also, the corporation ceases any consultations regarding the product even if you are willing to pay for it.
The product that hit the market 10 years ago, in 2007, quickly became the least loved operating system ever released by Microsoft. So we expect that no tears will be shed due to these tidings. According to NetMarketShare, only 0,7% of computers connected to the Internet have Windows Vista installed, while Windows XP, OS released in 16 years ago, still has 9%, and Windows 7 – 50%.
Windows 7 excelled Vista in everything and became a viable product, which is, regardless of being almost obsolete, still the preferred choice of half of PC users. Even though it was released in 2009, it wasn’t until 2012 when Windows 7 took the leadership and became the most popular OS, overthrowing XP.
Now we witness the unprecedented event, Microsoft renews the support of Windows XP. Being pressured by corporations, civil infrastructure professionals and home users, Microsoft had to oblige and authorise this action.
Today Windows XP occupies the third place among all systems including macOS and Linux; the majority of computer equipment runs on Windows 7 and 10. The system is still used by many corporations. Additionally, much of our vital infrastructure equipment, such as ATM, also runs on XP. Leaving XP vulnerable means putting it all in danger. Hence, it was decided to extend support of the system until 2022, for another 5 years. Hipsters – crow!
London laptop repair service, Bits and PCs, also renews its help and support regarding this product.