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Re: Drop Vista Support? (Was: hangs in 20181129 snapshot hopefully fixed)




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...


Corinna

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Corinna Vinschen
Cygwin Maintainer

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