Google is giving a breather to IT managers who’re nonetheless sustaining outdated Home windows 7 PCs at their workplace. Additionally, if you’re somebody nonetheless utilizing Home windows 7 after its finish of life, then you definitely could be happy to know that Google has prolonged assist for Chrome. Google had earlier introduced that it could proceed to update Chrome browser on Home windows 7 until July 15, 2021. Now, Google has confirmed that it’ll proceed supporting Chrome on Home windows 7 until January 15, 2022.
Whereas Microsoft had formally introduced the tip of life for Home windows 7 on January 14, 2020, it continues to offer safety updates to enterprise customers. This implies there are nonetheless numerous IT managers on the market who’re nonetheless coping with Windows 7 PCs. As per Google, 21% of organizations are nonetheless within the means of migrating to Home windows 10. Without Chrome assist their life would have been troublesome and organizations must put money into newer PCs, which may trigger monetary constraints because of COVID-19.
“This 12 months has introduced numerous challenges for organizations of all sizes. Going through troublesome enterprise and expertise choices, supporting altering work surroundings, and navigating uncertainty are amongst just some of the problems IT leaders have confronted over the course of 2020. Whereas the previous few months served as a catalyst for expertise investments and digital transformation initiatives for a lot of organizations, for others, some deliberate IT tasks could have needed to take an again seat,” mentioned Google in a weblog put up.
Preserving this in thoughts, Google is giving a 6-month extension, and assistance for Chrome on Home windows will cease after January 15, 2022.