The end is near for Windows Vista. In less than a month’s time, Microsoft will no longer support the operating system, putting an end to all security updates, non-security hotfixes, assisted support options and online technical content upgrades.
That doesn’t mean you have to stop using Windows Vista, though. It’ll still function like usual, but Microsoft notes that running an older, unsupported operating system increases the risk of cyber attacks as any new exploits won’t be patched.
According to NetMarketshare, Windows Vista is only operational on 0.78 percent of computers currently in use. For comparison, Microsoft dropped support for Windows XP (which many believe is the most secure version of Windows) back in 2014, and it’s active on more than 8 percent of PCs.
R.I.P. Vista. It was nice knowing you.