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    Google pulls the plug on Chrome for Windows XP and Vista

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      Google pulls the plug on Chrome for Windows XP and Vista

      Google pulls the plug on Chrome for Windows XP and Vista - Telegraph
      Still using Windows XP? Google is pulling the plug on Chrome support from April 2016

      Google has announced that it will stop supporting its Chrome browser on Windows XP and Windows Vista from April 2016, leaving users without updates or security fixes.

      The company will also cease Chrome support for older versions of Apple's desktop operating system, Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8.

      The company's director of engineering, Marc Pawliger, said in a blog post that these older platforms are missing critical security updates and have a greater potential to be infected by viruses and malware.

      "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," he said.

      Chrome still runs on newer version of Windows

      The move marks another nail in the coffin for Windows XP, the 14-year-old operating system that is still running on more than one in 10 desktop computers worldwide.

      Microsoft itself stopped supporting the software in April last year, claiming that it was not built to operate in an web-connected world.

      While consumers are entitled to carry on using XP for as long as they like the software will not stop working those who choose to do so will be much more vulnerable to cyber attacks.

      According to the latest data from NetMarketShare for October, the most popular version of Windows is now Windows 7, with 55.7pc of the market. Windows XP is next with 11.7pc, followed by Windows 8.1 with 10.7pc.

      Windows 10, which launched earlier this year, currently has a 7.9pc market share, but that is expected to grow rapidly as large enterprises start refreshing their PC estates.

      Meanwhile, Chrome is the second most popular web browser with 31.1pc of the market, compared to 50.9pc for Microsoft Internet Explorer and 11.3pc for Mozilla Firefox.


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      Re: Google pulls the plug on Chrome for Windows XP and Vista

      I'm amazed that Linux only has 1.57% of desktop OS market share yet it has a healthy 12.7% of the server market.

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      Re: Google pulls the plug on Chrome for Windows XP and Vista

      "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," he said.
      Or use another browser which supports your OS.

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      Re: Google pulls the plug on Chrome for Windows XP and Vista

      I'm amazed that Windows 8.1 made it into double figures.

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      Re: Google pulls the plug on Chrome for Windows XP and Vista

      Quote Originally Posted by 146Kg View Post
      I'm amazed that Windows 8.1 made it into double figures.
      Only because it was bundled with a lot of new equipmemt. I was nearly stuck with it on my new Dell Laptop, I had to specify I wanted 7 otherwise it was the default option.
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      Re: Google pulls the plug on Chrome for Windows XP and Vista

      Its my goto os

      When you decrapify it its a great os

      Same Callhomes as win7

      SMB Multipath is a game changer on win8 onward 227 Megabytes a second over the lan

      hated the start menu hidden nature since we lost the xp style
      with everything hidden away

      to be fair windows 10 is a great os as well when decrapified
      but im not playing cat and mouse with microsoft
      on data slurping

      i have rolled back all my machines apart from one



      You wont be seeing this on Win7
      Last edited by Shonk; 12-11-15 at 07:28 PM.

     

     

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