Microsoft have just updated its support policy for their two latest OSs, Windows Vista and Windows 7, where they'll now be offering extended support to the consumer versions of the two operating systems.
Until now, Microsoft had provided 5 years worth of 'mainstream support' for consumers, where business users enjoyed an additional 5 years of support. Now, all Windows users will get security updates for 10 years after the operating system's release.
This takes Windows Vista's consumer support all the way through to April 11, 2017, and Windows 7 support gets a nice bump up to January 14, 2020.
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