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    Windows Vista extended support phase ends in less than 4 weeks

    But only 0.78 per cent of desktop OS users have to face this deadline quandary.
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    Re: Windows Vista extended support phase ends in less than 4 weeks

    Oddly, Windows Server 2008 SP2 is supported until 14/1/2020!

    Me thinks there will be a way to keep installing patches for a while....for those few people still left running that (probably on old laptops!)
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    Re: Windows Vista extended support phase ends in less than 4 weeks

    Didn't they extend 2008 server support, i can't remember why or for how long though.

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    Re: Windows Vista extended support phase ends in less than 4 weeks

    Yup, 2008 and 2008 R2 now have the same Jan 2020 date. It's just odd that Vista and 2008 share patches and Vista is going out of support while 2008 is not!
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    Re: Windows Vista extended support phase ends in less than 4 weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Oddly, Windows Server 2008 SP2 is supported until 14/1/2020!
    That is not even remotely odd at all...

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    Re: Windows Vista extended support phase ends in less than 4 weeks

    I wonder what the other 0.4% are using? (My first thought was Chrome OS, but I assume that is in the Linux figure. Please say it isn't Windows ME)

    Perhaps the biggest surprise is that there are still 1/3 as many online desktop computers running a ten year old and much maligned version of Windows as Linux. Does anybody know the breakdown of Linux distros?

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    Re: Windows Vista extended support phase ends in less than 4 weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Oddly, Windows Server 2008 SP2 is supported until 14/1/2020!

    Me thinks there will be a way to keep installing patches for a while....for those few people still left running that (probably on old laptops!)
    While this may be very true, and usually I'd advocate finding workarounds like this for Microsoft products...

    Can we let Vista go? It's inefficient, has less support than 7, is currently only more secure than 7 because nobody targets it with new malware and its user base is tiny, with the vast majority of said user base stuck with 32bit - 3.25GB RAM or less on an OS that uses 1.6->2GB in basic running. This is one piece of software that people need to put to rest. If I was still stuck without the money for an upgrade to it, I'd rather learn to use a Linux distro than locate patches for it.

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    Re: Windows Vista extended support phase ends in less than 4 weeks

    At this rate, it looks like they'll be forced to extend 7 support like they did with XP if they don't want to completely alienate many customers (particularly businesses that rarely upgrade this stuff)

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    Re: Windows Vista extended support phase ends in less than 4 weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by Wozza365 View Post
    ....if they don't want to completely alienate many customers...
    And they haven't been doing that already.

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    Re: Windows Vista extended support phase ends in less than 4 weeks

    Weird that there's 0.39% Windows NT...wtf xD

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    Re: Windows Vista extended support phase ends in less than 4 weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by Wozza365 View Post
    At this rate, it looks like they'll be forced to extend 7 support like they did with XP if they don't want to completely alienate many customers (particularly businesses that rarely upgrade this stuff)
    More like force it to end prematurely than extending anything... It's Microsoft after all.

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    Re: Windows Vista extended support phase ends in less than 4 weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by aniilv View Post
    More like force it to end prematurely than extending anything... It's Microsoft after all.
    MS have to my knowledge never ended support for an OS early.

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    Re: Windows Vista extended support phase ends in less than 4 weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    Weird that there's 0.39% Windows NT...wtf xD
    I didn't see Windows 2000 listed, perhaps it is that... years ago there was a weird craze for using Windows 2000 because it was supposedly leaner and faster than Windows XP/Vista.

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