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End of life
Windows Vista will stop receiving extended support in exactly a year. Microsoft shouldn't have issues getting people to move to a new version of Windows, like it has with Windows XP hangers on.
Microsoft says that it will end support for Skype for TV in June, with no further updates or improvements, and warns that some manufacturers may remove the app "from some or all of their models".
After confirming in December that it was ending Firefox OS development for phones, Mozilla has said that it will "end-of-life support for smartphones after the Firefox OS 2.6 release" in May.
Microsoft has recently announced that it will stop supporting Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10. With this, a final patch will be installed, informing users to upgrade their web browser.
Although Windows 10 Mobile has yet to arrive on a majority of eligible handsets, Microsoft has set an EOL date that will see support for the mobile OS end in 2018.
Microsoft has decided to retire Zune music services, on devices and PCs, asking users to transition to Groove Music.
Just ten months after going on sale, it seems the Nokia Lumia 830 will soon exit Microsoft's retail line-up, as the company trims its range and focuses on newer devices launched under its own brand.
Microsoft confirms that support for Windows Phone's built-in group sharing feature, Rooms, will end next month, advising that users seeking similar functionality consider "an alternative solution".
Microsoft has confirmed that its Surface 2 is no longer in production, signalling the end of its ARM-based tablet efforts - but the company's update plans for Windows RT are still unclear.
A developer has created a cumulative rollup of updates for Windows XP called 'Unofficial Service Pack 4' after Microsoft ended its support for the ageing operating system earlier this year.
Still using a WIndows Phone 7 device? Still using Skype on that device? If so, make new plans because you won't be able to in the next few weeks when Microsoft kills off the product on that platform.
Nokia's Lumia 1020 - the Windows Phone with a mighty 41-megapixel camera - will reportedly reach 'end of life' status on September 14, 2014, just fourteen months after its launch in July 2013.
Today, as Microsoft's official support for Windows XP ends, some of Neowin's many forum members offer their memories on the 12 year old operating system and what it means to them personally.
Microsoft's Windows XP has been officially supported for over 12 years but its development history actually goes back even further than that under the code name "Neptune."
With Microsoft terminating support for Windows XP today, we take a look at some of the options available for those still running PCs with the ageing OS - from upgrades to entirely new devices.
Over twelve years after its launch, Microsoft has finally consigned Windows XP to the great Recycle Bin in the sky, terminating its support for the ageing operating system for users across the globe.
The UK government will pay £5.548m to Microsoft for another twelve months of Windows XP support for public sector bodies and organisations, as mainstream support for the ageing OS ends in a few days.