In a rather shrewd move, Google has said it will provide Chrome updates for Windows XP users for at least a year after Microsoft stops supporting the elderly OS next April.
“We recognize that hundreds of millions of users, including a good chunk of current Chrome users, still rely on XP,” said Mark Larson, superintendent of public safety (yes, really) at Google Chrome in a blog post.
“Moreover, many organizations still run dozens or even hundreds of applications on XP and may have trouble migrating. Our goal is to support Chrome for XP users during this transition process. Most importantly, Chrome on XP will still be automatically updated with the latest security fixes to protect against malware and phishing attacks.”