Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP early last year but a number of organisations are still using the outdated operating system. Google had said it would end Chrome support for XP by the end of 2015, but it looks like it has extended the deadline. The company has also provided details on when it'll stop supporting Microsoft Vista and older versions of Mac OS X.
This is not the first time Google has changed its mind on when it will end support for XP, but it seems the company has committed to the April 2016 timeframe. Here's what Google director of engineering Marc Pawliger said in a blog post:
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.
Chrome is the most popular browser used today. It is advised that businesses and individuals that are using Windows XP, Windows Vista as well as Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 to get off their butts and upgrade to a newer operating system so they can still receive the latest Chrome updates.
[Via Google Chrome Blog]