Now that Microsoft has officially launched its new Windows 10 operating system to the world, that is capable of being used on devices from smartphones and tablets down to the single board mini PC of the Raspberry Pi.
Google has today announced that its Chrome browser will stop supporting the older Windows XP Microsoft operating system from January 1st, 2016.
Chrome browser support will also stop during April 2016 for older Windows and Mac operating systems in the form of Windows Vista, and Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8. Which are also no longer supported by either Apple or Microsoft who created them. Google explains more about the removal of support for certain old operating systems over on the official Chrome blog :
Earlier this year, we announced that Google Chrome would continue support for Windows XP through the remainder of 2015. At that time, we strongly encouraged users on older, unsupported platforms such as Windows XP to update to a supported, secure operating system. Such older platforms are missing critical security updates and have a greater potential to be infected by viruses and malware.
Today, we’re announcing the end of Chrome’s support for Windows XP, as well as Windows Vista, and Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8, since these platforms are no longer actively supported by Microsoft and Apple. Starting April 2016, Chrome will continue to function on these platforms but will no longer receive updates and security fixes.
If you are still on one of these unsupported platforms, we encourage you to move to a newer operating system to ensure that you continue to receive the latest Chrome versions and features.
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