Windows Vista came out in 2007, and only now, a full 10 years later, Microsoft has decided to end support for the outdated operating system, and there will be no more updates or security fixes. The company announced on April 11th on a support forum saying:
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.
Vista came as a long-awaited successor of Windows XP. The OS has been declared to be the worst the company has ever created. Windows XP, considered an excellent operating system even to this day, was first launched in 2001. Vista, codenamed Longhorn at the time, was planned to come out in 2003 but development problems pushed the release for another few years. When the OS finally did arrive in 2007, there was no significant improvement in features, and the performance actually had gotten worse.
When the OS finally did arrive in 2007, there was no major improvement in features, and the performance had gotten worse. Files would copy slower and games did not run nearly as good. The company fixed the issues within the next six months, but the performance had already pushed the users away. The OS was considered dead very soon, and most people continued to stick with the Windows XP.
Cutting support to Vista does not make a practical difference anyway. Most users ditched the annoying OS as soon as it arrived, and even the ones who were slow did not look back once Windows 7 arrived. If you still happen to use Windows Vista for some weird reason, you should clearly move on to Windows 10, and get so many cool new features.