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#4350490 - 04/11/17 05:57 PM Official MS support for Windows Vista ends today  
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https://www.theverge.com/2017/4/11/15241580/microsoft-windows-vista-end-of-support

https://www.pastemagazine.com/artic...ta-remembering-microsofts-biggest-b.html


Not a terrible operating system, but too naggy and restrictive. Also, many promised features never made it to final release.

I skipped this for my PC's, but had to support it on a large manufacturing plant... (wow 10 years ago...how time flies).

Loved all that extra comp when we had to come back in a rush to change it to Windows 7 three years later, because Vista was not compatible with their new finance software.

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#4350497 - 04/11/17 06:23 PM Re: Official MS support for Windows Vista ends today [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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Im still running 7, lol.


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#4350501 - 04/11/17 06:47 PM Re: Official MS support for Windows Vista ends today [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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Not unexpected. Worldwide, Windows 7 is still running on almost 50% of computers. (but hey, XP has like 12% still soooo...)

Win10 seems to have skyrocketed only within gaming and enthusiast communities. In Steam, it already has 50% dominance, While 7 is at 30% and decreasing.

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#4350502 - 04/11/17 06:49 PM Re: Official MS support for Windows Vista ends today [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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I went with Vista 64 bit. It was just awful. I had nothing but problems with Creative drivers. I think I went back to XP in the end. Eventually it was sorted but it was not my favourite OS.


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#4350504 - 04/11/17 06:51 PM Re: Official MS support for Windows Vista ends today [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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I can't believe they're going to stop supporting Win7 soon... seems like only yesterday when I went from XP to Win7. frown
Then again, I was in 3rd year HS and our computers were on Win3.1


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#4350514 - 04/11/17 07:07 PM Re: Official MS support for Windows Vista ends today [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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#4350530 - 04/11/17 08:41 PM Re: Official MS support for Windows Vista ends today [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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Win 7 was Vista Fixed Edition. It had everything good about Vista and really none of its flaws.




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#4351108 - 04/14/17 03:30 PM Re: Official MS support for Windows Vista ends today [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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Vista had huge problems with GDI objects, sound and graphics drivers... Good riddance to that POS. wink


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