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It's not quite the end for Windows Vista updates though: although Microsoft has also stopped providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows Vista, if a PC already has Microsoft Security Essentials installed it will continue to receive anti-malware signature updates "for a limited time"."However, please note that Microsoft Security Essentials (or any other antivirus software) will have limited effectiveness on PCs that do not have the latest security updates.The passing of Windows Vista is unlikely to bother too many people: according to Net Market Share, Vista has a puny 0.7 percent share of PCs connecting to the internet, compared to Windows XP with around seven percent and Windows 7 with nearly 50 percent.According to Microsoft, PCs that continue to use Windows Vista after support has ended will be more vulnerable to security risks and viruses.Clicking on a message or even will take you to the Facebook site.This is a shame, as Facebook for Chrome would have been great as a Facebook chat client.After installing Facebook for Chrome and logging in, you're greeted with a simple interface that features a sidebar with icons for different features.With Facebook for Chrome, you can access your news feed, update your status, view notifications, view events, view pictures, and view your messages.
"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.
Another issue was that Windows XP was just too well-entrenched and Vista took too long to arrive, and was rapidly overtaken by its now much-loved successor Windows 7.
By October 2010, Microsoft ended retail sales and stopped selling PCs with it installed a year later; mainstream support for Vista finished on 10 April 2012.
Microsoft is encouraging users to upgrade to Windows 10; for Windows Vista users the options are either to buy Windows 10 or buy a new PC.
Buying a new PC may be the better option for many of them as Microsoft warns: "You can purchase a full version of Windows 10, but you should first make sure that your computer can run it.