Microsoft’s aging Windows XP operating system will stop being supported until April 8th, 2014 but that won’t stop Google. Today, Google announced plans to update its Chrome browser for Windows XP through 2015. This means Google will be supporting Chrome for one year after Microsoft abandons its decade-old operating system.
This means Google will be supporting Chrome for one year after Microsoft abandons its decade-old operating system
While Windows XP may be old, it’s still a very popular operating system. It’s actually still the second most popular operating system in the world with Windows 7 taking the crown. XP is a solid operating system so it’s easy to see why users may still be using it, but the lack of support from Microsoft after April 2014 means the operating system will be vulnerable to attack. Google knows the browser is one popular means of exploiting an operating system and plans to secure Chrome against attacks through 2015.
Chrome has been Google’s Trojan horse into Windows and Mac. The company released specific Chrome applications that can run independently from the browser, making them look and feel like native applications. As Chrome users dive deeper and deeper into Google’s ecosystem, they will soon see the merits behind Google’s Chrome OS and will continue using Google products.
Source: Google Chrome Blog