Microsoft Stops Supporting Windows 7 Tonight, But Google Extends Chrome for Windows 7 Support for 18 Months
Windows 7 is officially dying today with Microsoft having released the last batch of updates for the 2009 operating system. The Windows maker does offer a paid (exorbitantly priced, if we may say so) extended support plan for enterprises and free support for 2020 election machines. Google, however, is ready to support this dying operating system a little longer, for free.
The company said that it intends to "fully support Chrome on Windows 7 for a minimum of 18 months from Microsoft's End of Life date." With end-of-support today on January 14, 2020, Google will be supporting Chrome for Windows 7 until "at least July 15, 2021," the company said in a statement last week, in which it also pitched why enterprises should adopt Chromebooks.