Drop Vista Support? (Was: hangs in 20181129 snapshot hopefully fixed)
Sun Dec 2 11:24:00 GMT 2018
On Dec 1 14:36, Brian Inglis wrote:
> On 2018-12-01 07:44, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > (*) Do we still have any Vista users on this list?
> > Or can we just pull the plug on Vista support?
> Vista extended support ended 18 months ago; standard support 5 years
> before; all browsers but Opera and Lunascape (and IE9 on Vista SP2)
> dropped support for Vista and XP 6 months ago or earlier; estimates of
> remaining Vista users are an order of magnitude less than XP users:
> W10 ~ W7 ~45% each >> W8.1 ~ XP ~5% each > W8 ~1% > Vista ~.3-.6% or
> 1/166-333 systems * setup exe download annual unique IP count?
> Does anyone do regular analysis of sourceware access logs to justify
> support? What do the sourceware setup exe download and/or mailing
> list user agent strings tell you?
Assuming the access statistics have any relevance, we get roughly this:
W 10 69.8 %
W 8.1 5.4 %
W 8 0.7 %
W 7 23.9 %
Vista 0.2 %
> N.B. W7/2008 extended (security) support ends in just over a year.
> Start migrating those systems to VMs behind firewalls.
> MS describes this as $100G opportunity (AKA user cost)!
Time to move on, I guess. There's Linux, too...
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