Thursday, March 30, 2017

Windows Vista Reaching End of Live (EoL)

Windows Vista, the operating system so many people learned to dislike. 

Personally, I enjoyed using Windows Vista during its prime but quickly learned to appreciate the many improvements in Windows 7 and, in particular, Windows 10.

The official RTM (Release to Manufacture) of Windows Vista was November 8, 2006.  Now, over ten years later, on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, the operating system is reaching EoL (End of Life).

Although there may be updates included for Windows Vista with the April 11 security updates, reaching EoL means that after that date the operating system will receive no additional
  • Security updates,
  • Non-security hot-fixes,
  • Free or paid assisted support options, or
  • Online technical content updates from Microsoft.
    Although computers running the Windows Vista will continue to work, without future security updates, there may well be an increase in risk of viruses and other security threats.  In addition, signature updates for Microsoft Security Essentials are only expected to be available for a limited time.

    Remember - "A day without laughter is a day wasted."
    May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart...

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