In case the universe hasn’t made it obvious enough to people who haven’t upgraded their software systems in the modern age, Google Chrome is no longer supporting Windows XP. Google announced earlier in the year that Chrome would support Windows XP only through the end of 2015. Starting in January of 2016, they would be on their own in terms of updates and security fixes. Users of all outdated systems were strongly encouraged to update to a more recent, if not the most recent Microsoft or Apple system. More security and better updates and support are the obvious reasons for people to switch. Likewise, an increased vulnerability to malware and viruses were the potential negative consequences of doing nothing. Seems like an easy decision, but of course humans do love to procrastinate.
Earlier in November, Google Chrome announced the end of their support, not just for the antiquated Windows XP, but also for Windows Vista, Mac OS 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 which are also no longer supported platforms by either Microsoft or Apple. All updates and security fixes will end for these platforms even though users can continue to use them.
Windows XP is quite old as systems go. It’s been around since its 2001 launch and many people still use it. In fact, Windows 8.1 only recently overtook XP and Windows 7 is still the most widely used operating system.
One reason many people are still be using XP, and other outdated systems, may be because they haven’t upgraded their hardware recently either. AGT Computers can help with both of these issues. We can recommend new hardware and software and get you updated to the most current versions. Make sure you get up to speed so you can continue to download music and movies and use the web free from worry of infections from malware and viruses.
We are a one-stop shop for repairs to laptops, desktops, tablets and smartphones. AGT Computers, Ltd. serves Blackpool, Lancashire, Fylde, Lytham and the surrounding areas with cloud storage, cyber security and system upgrades. We are a Microsoft Silver Partner for Small and Midmarket solutions and can work with you to meet all of your personal computer or company’s IT needs.