Microsoft plans to end support for Windows Vista operating system next month, meaning that no further security updates will be released afterwards. According to Windows lifecycle fact sheet from the Microsofts’ website, we can notice that starting with 11th of April the support for Vista will be terminated.
Microsoft will launch security patches on the 11th of April, afterwards stopping to offer any support for the operating system. While companies and organizations may still pay Microsoft for extending the support deadline, all of the end-users or Home users will have to face a difficult decision at that point in time.
Some users may still continue to use the Windows Vista operating system on their working stations, but that does not come as an advice from the software producers because security vulnerabilities won’t be fixed anymore. That won’t be as bad as it sounds if you’re not connected to the internet, or you’re using the internet occasionally.
The good part about Windows Vista is the fact that it has no expiration date. This means that you can run it for years from now on without any issues.
If you still decide to change the operating system with the next of kin or even newer version… don’t forget to back-up all of your data and files. Also check for any software compatibility issues from Vista to the new operating system. What operating system are you guys using and what do you like the most of it?