[German]Google has announced recently to support the Google Chrome browser also over the end of support for Windows 7 SP1 until mid 2021. Here is some information on the topic.
End of support for Windows 7
On 14.1.2020 there will be security updates for Windows 7 for the last time in the context of Extended Support. Microsoft is thus ending its 10-year support for the operating system. Only corporate customers have the possibility to obtain security updates until January 2023 via the paid ESU program (see links at the end of this article).
This end of support also means that software vendors will gradually phase out support for Windows 7 beginning January 14, 2020. Many programs will continue to run on Windows 7, but browsers and e-mail clients might eventually become risky to use when there are no more updates. At the latest when a browser that is no longer updated no longer provides support for required web standards, the software can't be used anymore.
Chrome continues to support Windows 7
While Google expects companies to migrate to Windows 10 sooner or later, it writes that this could be a tricky process and take longer. Google has therefore announced that it will continue to fully support Chrome on Windows 7 for at least 18 months from Microsoft's end-of-life date (January 14, 2019) until at least July 15, 2021. On this date, the market share of Windows 7 will be reviewed and a decision will be made on whether to continue support for even longer.
Companies that have not yet begun the transition to Windows 10 or are in the middle of the migration phase can continue to benefit from Chrome's enterprise features, the manufacturer said. In the blog post, Google highlights the browser's advanced security features such as Safe Browsing, Site Isolation and the new Password and Phishing protection.
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