Short Bytes: It’s time for Microsoft’s Windows Vista and Canonical’s Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to say goodbye to us, as their makers have prepared for their exit. As per the scheduled plans, Windows Vista will stop receiving extended support from Aprill 11 and Ubuntu 12.04 will reach its end of life on April 28.According to an announcement, the five-year life support for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) release ends next month on April 28 and Canonical will stop further support and updates. For the users unable to update their systems immediately, they can leverage the Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) available via Ubuntu Advantage. Alternatively, they can upgrade to newer versions including Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
In the case of Microsoft Windows Vista, the mainstream support already ended on April 10, 2012. Now, Microsoft is prepared to push the Stop button for Vista’s extended support (already limited) on April 11, 2017, just like we saw in the case on Windows XP in 2014. People can use Windows Vista after April 11 if they’re still using it, but they’ll be left out by Redmond’s security fixes for any newly discovered bugs.
The all-favorite Windows 7 is also running in the extended support cycle till 2020. If you’re still running an older operating system, you might want to switch a newer one like Windows 10. And don’t forget to drop your feedback regarding this development.