Google Chrome Support

While much is reported about companies withdrawing support from computer operating systems as they get older, less is written about the fact that browsers also stop supporting OSs at some point.

As one of the more popular browsers, Google Chrome is used by people around the world with every operating system imaginable. But the company just announced it is ending support for numerous older and unsupported platforms in 2016.

Last year, Google said it would continue to support Window XP for one year beginning on April 8, 2014, and ending in 2015, even though Microsoft stopped supporting it. But Google extended the support until the end of 2015, because of the sheer number of people that still use XP around the world.

At the time, Google said, “Such older platforms are missing critical security updates and have a greater potential to be infected by viruses and malware.”

In addition to stopping the support for XP, Google just announced Windows Vista, and Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8

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Source: Small Business Trends