In other words, Windows Vista is dead in Microsoft's eyes. The operating system was unable to make a reputable name partially because its new User Interface needed high-spec hardware and didn't run well with most machines.
Improvements were made for its users through the release of Windows Vista Service Pack 2 in 2009, which eventually led to the development of its successor, Windows 7.
Users complained about how slow it was to load and that "Vista-capable" PCs-computers that were supposed to be able to run the operating system-really couldn't run it very well. But hey, closure is good - and now when your uncle asks you to fix his creaking Vista box, you can officially tell him it's an obsolete, unsupported pile of crap. Dell, HP and Lenovo were soon including disc copies of XP with all new computer purchases, as Microsoft mandates that all their hardware have Vista pre-installed.
Microsoft further notifies users that it has "also stopped providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download" on Vista - though the company will continue to roll out updates for a limited time. For many people this will be a cause of celebration as the unloved OS gets taken off life support.
For Microsoft, there is an ulterior motive for ending Vista support: Not only is it another product to maintain, but the company is also looking for more success for Windows 10. Enterprises with more than 1,000 employees are less likely to use Vista PCs, with a penetration rate of 9 percent, and small businesses with less than 50 employees are least likely to use Vista, with a penetration rate of only 7 percent. So, if security issues weren't enough to get you to consider a newer version of Windows, the problem of incompatibility might be.
For those who remember way back when, Vista was supposed to be the next great version of the Windows operating system.
Five former Lebanese presidents and prime ministers aroused the ire of Hezbollah and its supporters this week for penning a. Trump has since invited Abbas to the White House, a meeting Abbas said he expects to take place in late April or early May.
This card goes for $699 and and offers performance that's almost on par with that of the more expensive Titan X . It also has much faster memory than the Quadro, bumping up from the 10GHz of last year's Titan to 11.4Ghz.
But royal author Judy Wade says it's quite unlikely that Kate Middleton will have a prominent role in Pippa's wedding. Pippa reportedly has a strict " no ring, no bring " policy, which means guests can only bring spouses as a plus one.
We don't even know who's bombing us, we are just being bombed. "This regime should be ousted from leading Syria at once". Embassy in the Turkish capital of Ankara to protest Friday's U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base.
The idea that the USA could deprive North Korea of its "nuclear deterrent" through sanctions is "the wildest dream", it said. SEOUL-North Korea on Wednesday test-fired one ballistic missile into eastern waters, South Korea's defense ministry said.
Soccer president explained the rationale behind having Canada and Mexico join the Americans' bid for the 2026 World Cup . While the bid is being branded as being from all three countries, it clearly favours the United States.
A National Security Council aide is reportedly behind a White House leak that is roiling Congress and the Trump administration. Flynn reported assets worth between $1.2 million and $2.4 million during the a year ago .
Now in addition to the quiet bats, there is some concern with Donaldson who pulled up with a sore calf on Sunday in Tampa. Marco Estrada took his first loss of the season giving up 5 earned runs on 7 hits while striking out 5 over 5 innings.
They have formed a coalition - called Americans for Affordable Products - and launched an all-out campaign to kill the proposal . Because the tax is such a significant departure from the current system, many lawmakers from both parties are wary of it.
ARMS and Splatoon 2 Nintendo Direct on Wednesday 12th
The arena-based fighting game utilizes motion controls, where players choose between different classes for unique attacks. The amount of these rewards hasn't been revealed, nor has Nintendo revealed the platform at the center of these bounties.
Playing political poker with bridge tolls
President Donald Trump and Britain's decision to leave the European Union as he dismissed the NDP and the Liberals. As for the Liberal platform, Weaver said it's "so void of ideas, it's staggering".
Sunderland stay rooted to the bottom after United defeat
Sunderland will consider an appeal against Larsson's dismissal with Moyes convinced his midfielder was harshly treated. Zlatan Ibrahimovic put United 1-0 up on 30 minutes before Seb Larsson was sent off for a high tackle on Ander Herrera.
'Mowgli girl' found living with monkeys in Indian jungle
Ajay Deep Singh, district magistrate of Bahraich, had visited the hospital three days ago and dubbed her "Van Durga". A Hindustan Times report said the little girl, 10, was shifted to a shelter home for the disabled in Lucknow.
Salute to Chuck Berry opens Rock Hall ceremony
ELO - who kicked off the show with Berry's "Roll Over Beethoven" - and progressive British rockers Yes were also inducted Friday. Perry, estranged from the band for many years, did embrace guitarist and co-founder Neal Schon onstage.
Pearl Jam, Tupac, Yes, Journey to be inducted into Rock Hall
Rodgers is one of the masterminds behind the influential disco-funk band Chic , but he'll be inducted separately from the group. Lenny Kravitz will take the stage with a special tribute to Prince. "We've got a lot of evolving to do, it's evolution baby".
Hackers prompted sirens to go off across Dallas area
A city spokesperson says the sirens are going off due to a system malfunction and emergency crews are working to fix the problem. WFAA , Dallas' sister station of KSDK, viewers began reporting the sirens at around 11:44 p.m.