We do know that the folks over at Microsoft will no longer support Windows XP after April 8, 2014, which would be five years after it stopped mainstream support. Once that date comes and goes, the venerable 12-year-old operating system will no longer be on the receiving end of any new security updates, so its users will have to learn to use the computer by themselves and to make sure that they take all of the necessary security precautions possible to prevent any unwanted intrusion into their system. Google, however, might have been feeling a little bit more benevolent, as they have announced that they will offer support for Chrome users on XP for an additional year – that is, until April 2015.
Google claims that browser bugs are one of the easiest ways for malware to be able to infect computers, and since Windows XP will no longer be getting any security updates anymore after April 2014, it will most probably be an opportunity for hackers to exploit its vulnerabilities. Hence, this is where the Chrome browser comes in handy, as it might mean those with a more security minded point of view might just make the switch from Internet Explorer to Chrome by then.
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