Windows 7: Vivaldi also offers support for 18 months

win7[German]Also, the developers of the Vivaldi browser have presented their plans, for Windows 7 SP1. This operating system will be supported by the browser at least until mid 2021.


End of support for Windows 7

On 14.1.2020 Windows 7 received security updates for the last time in Extended Support. Microsoft has ended 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.

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, Edge, and now Vivaldi

After Google had already promised for the Chrome browser that it would support Windows 7 until at least mid 2021 (see Chrome support for Windows 7 until at least mid 2021), Microsoft developers probably have similar plans (see Microsoft Chromium-Edge released). However, I expect that the Chromium Edge could be supported until January 2023 if a sufficiently large user base for Windows 7 remains.

Now Softpedia reports here that the Vivaldi developers have followed up with a similar statement. Vivaldi states that it will continue to update the Windows 7 version of its browser at least until July 2021. What will happen after that is something you have to see. (Thanks to EP for the tip).

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