Google Finally Drops Chrome Support For Windows XP and Older OS X Versions
Google has released a new version of Chrome which is Chrome 50 for Windows, MAC and Linux . With this new version, Google has finally stopped its Chrome support for Windows XP along with Windows Vista and older OS X versions, including 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8.
It has been 17 years since Microsoft released Windows XP but it still holds approximately 10% market share. This is despite Microsoft has already officially terminated its support for Windows XP in April 2014 and the last version of Microsoft’s own Internet Explorer released for Windows XP was Internet Explorer 8.
Microsoft has used some interesting methods to move PC users to their new operating systems, for example terminating its support for older Windows versions like XP, Vista and 7, as well as making its new Microsoft Edge browser available only on Windows 10.
The presence of chrome has prolonged the usage of Windows XP, and with the termination of its support for the aging operating systems the users of these OSes might just move towards newer versions of Windows.
In term of market share, older Windows OSes together still account for about 13 percent, according to Netmarketshare, with Windows XP representing the lion’s share of at about 11 percent.