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Goodbye, Windows Vista

The end has finally come for one of the world’s most hated pieces of software, Windows Vista.

As of Tuesday, April 11, 2017, Microsoft will no longer be supporting Windows Vista, the company announced in a support article. Often called the worst version of Windows, Vista was released just over a decade ago in 2007, five years after Windows XP and two years before Windows 7.

After the incredibly popular Windows XP, Vista had a lot to live up to but fell flat. Windows 7 was received with much relief from Vista users looking to switch and XP users looking for a true upgrade.

Vista brought with it the distinctive “Aero Glass” theme, “Windows Search” and many other useless features that saw users revert back to Windows XP as soon as they could. Vista has a market share of less than 1% per NetMarketShare, but if you’re somehow still running Windows Vista, this means that you will not receive security updates or support from the company.

Adios, Vista. You won’t be missed.

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