Just a reminder from Neowin: PSA: Windows Vista has less than 30 days until Microsoft ends its support. “By April 11, 2017, Microsoft will pull the plug on its support for the nine-year-old OS. After this date, the Redmond giant will no longer provide security patches or hotfixes, and support options will not be available to its users. Mainstream support for Windows Vista already ended back in April 10, 2012, but its extended support for the OS’ second service pack is still valid until the following month.” I love Windows XP, and still keep an off-the-Internet XP box around for work. But Vista?
Firefox will stop supporting Windows XP and Vista because y’all it is almost 2017. “Mozilla will shut down support for its Firefox browser running on Windows XP and Windows Vista in 2017, the company said last week. The exact timing of Firefox’s retirement from those Microsoft operating systems will be determined in the summer, according to a post to a company blog.”
Google will stop supporting Chrome on older operating systems. “Although we’ve known it was coming since November last year – and dropping the axe has already been postponed once – the newest version of Chrome will no longer be updated to work with Windows XP, Vista or OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or older.”