Microsoft Windows says hasta la Vista

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by David Carnoy April 11, 2017 7:40 AM PDT @DavidCarnoy

Hasta la vista, Vista: Microsoft kills the ancient OS

Vista gave Windows a new style (and new headaches). Ten years later, Microsoft pulls the plug on life support.

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Out with the old, in with the new.

On Tuesday when Microsoft released its Windows 10 Creators Update, it also said goodbye to Windows Vista. The company has officially ended support for the much-maligned operating system, which was released in January 2007.

"Microsoft has provided support for Windows Vista for the past 10 years, but the time has come for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources towards more recent technologies so that we can continue to deliver great new experiences," the company said in a statement.

Vista will continue to work on the computers still running it. But if you keep using Vista on your computer, it will become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses because Microsoft will no longer issue updates.

For those running Vista, Microsoft spells out your options here. Needless to say, one of Microsoft's suggestions is to buy a new computer that runs Windows 10.

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