Google expands Chrome support for Windows XP users

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Back in 2014, Microsoft ended extended support for Windows XP. However, after almost 1 year, the operating system still has a  decent market share – despite the fact that the OS might not be secure and not supported by Microsoft anymore.

However, Microsoft’s rival, Google is extending support for its Chrome browser for Windows XP users to December 2015. The support for Chrome for Windows XP users was supposed to end on this month, but Google has extended the support. The company states:

“This isn’t just a formality: computers running Windows XP haven’t received security patches in over a year and are facing a number of critical security vulnerabilities. At the operating system level, computers running XP are inherently in danger of being infected by malware and viruses, making it increasingly difficult for Chrome to provide a secure browsing environment. That’s why we strongly encourage everyone to update to a supported, secure operating system.

That said, we know that not everyone can easily switch to a newer operating system. Millions of people are still working on XP computers every day. We want those people to have the option to use a browser that’s up-to-date and as safe as possible on an unsupported operating system.”

If you’re still using Windows XP, are you surprised by Google’s decision of extending Chrome support? Discuss in the comment section below!

Via: VentureBeat

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