Google Chrome – Scare off XP and Vista users

If you refuse persistently to give up Windows XP or Windows Vista, soon you will no longer receive updates to Google Chrome.

Several years have passed already since the Microsoft stopped offering support for operating systems Windows XP and Windows Vista. That gesture translates Release lack of regular updates to these operating systems, whether for security updates very important or new features. Given that the number of Internet users still use Windows XP which is very high, this news was not received with open arms.

Unfortunately, the same attitude now comes from Google. Officials from the Mountain View giant announced that from April 2016 will not release updates for Chrome dedicated to old system version of Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Google browser will continue to work on those platforms, but the discovery of vulnerabilities, updates designed to address will be available only to users of Windows 7, Windows 8 / 8.1 and Windows 10.

In other words, the security of your systems will be disrupted, was anything more than that you used operating systems so old. The news is very painful for those who think they will be safe for years to come, as long as those do not use Internet Explorer on the PC.

If you’re using a Mac and you thought you were privileged sorely deceived. The same aggressive treatment is offered to those who use Mac OS X 10.6 systems, 10.7 or 10.8. ,, Such old platforms have critical security updates and have a much greater potential of being infected with viruses and malware“. Mark Pawlinger, director of the division responsible for Google Chrome explained the decision, arguing that those anyway Operating systems should be avoided because you put data security at risk.

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