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    Unhappy Google's Chrome support ends for XP beginning April

    Reminder: XP users who wish to continue using an updated browser have less than 30 days to cease the use of Chrome. It will continue to function but no longer be updated past that point.
    http://chrome.blogspot.com.au/2015/1...m-support.html

    That leaves Mozilla based browsers like Firefox as the remaining major 32-bit browser that still supports, and is routinely updated for the 32-bit XP OS (SP2 or SP3). This support extends for the e-mail app, Thunderbird, as well.
    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1071898
    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...ons-windows-xp
    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1108395

    Long time browser, Opera represents an alternative browser and e-mail apps with its own unique code that still support the XP OS.

    I can certainly understand the reluctance of an app developer, especially one for a browser--that represents the entry point these days for most malware--to not want to be legally blamed (liability) for an issue that may come about linked to an archaic OS, but blamed on the browser maker. XP users still account for more than one in ten web surfers. Heck many of you XP users are still using IE8, or even IE6 so just ignore this post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fascist Nation View Post
    XP users still account for more than one in ten web surfers.
    Nah; less than one in twenty: Usage share of operating systems: Web clients

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    Yes, I guess if you include all the smartphones it does cut everything in half. Nice catch.

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    The Chrome thing applies to Mac OS X also, I have to upgrade an iMac tomorrow so she can continue running Chrome. And it probably applies to Linux but haven't checked that yet.

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    I use SE Iron Browser (Chromium variant). Well aware of this edict. Already have issues with SHA support but that's with the OS itself (have been able to work around some of the sites that have issues, but there will come a point where I will no longer be able to use my XP VM; will use Ubuntu as a sandbox at that time (but saddened to have to do so).

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