Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Google to end support for Chrome on Windows XP, Vista OS X 10.6,1 in April 2016


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 Dazzzler

Dazzzler

  • Banned Spammer
  • 45 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:01:15 PM

Posted 11 November 2015 - 09:00 AM

In a recent blog post, Google announced that it intends to discontinue support for Chrome on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Mac OS X versions 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8 by April 2016 because "these platforms are no longer actively supported by Microsoft and Apple." Google did not release a specific date when for when it intends to discontinue support.

Google notes that current versions of Chrome "will continue to function on these platforms" after support for Chrome is discontinued, but the company encourages users to upgrade to newer operating systems so that they may continue to use the latest versions of the web browser.

Source : http://www.neowin.net/news/chrome-to-drop-support-for-windows-xp-windows-vista-and-older-mac-os-x-versions-in-2016

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 NickAu

NickAu

    Bleepin' Fish Doctor


  • Moderator
  • 12,399 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:127.0.0.1 Australia
  • Local time:05:45 PM

Posted 11 November 2015 - 10:42 PM

 

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.

Posted by Marc Pawliger, Director of Engineering and Early Notifier

http://chrome.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/updates-to-chrome-platform-support.html



#3 Tenis

Tenis

    Bleepin' FX


  • Malware Study Hall Senior
  • 1,179 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:India
  • Local time:01:15 PM

Posted 11 November 2015 - 11:25 PM

Sure they will step back from XP one by one sooner or later.

#4 Sintharius

Sintharius

    Bleepin' Sniper


  • Members
  • 5,639 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:The Netherlands
  • Local time:08:45 AM

Posted 12 November 2015 - 04:08 AM

Multiple AV vendors are also discontinuing support for XP (and Vista for some) on that date more or less. Backwards compability support is costly, and not everyone can do that for a long time.

#5 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 50,952 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:03:45 AM

Posted 12 November 2015 - 06:07 AM

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.

Folks can move to another browser like Firefox which has not announced any plans to discontinue their support for XP users.
.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif

#6 davetotheb

davetotheb

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:07:45 PM

Posted 12 November 2015 - 07:23 PM

About time! Who's still using Windows XP?! (alhtough i still think it was the best OS microsoft made for its time).



#7 rp88

rp88

  • Members
  • 2,937 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Local time:07:45 AM

Posted 15 November 2015 - 01:35 PM

Post#5, and in firefox atleast XP users can run NoScript, but even then xp computers are still vulnerable to attacks coming by channels other than the browser.
Back on this site, for a while anyway, been so busy the last year.

My systems:2 laptops, intel i3 processors, windows 8.1 installed on the hard-drive and linux mint 17.3 MATE installed to USB




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users