Future of support for Windows 7
bbildman last edited by leocg
I know there was a topic about this, but I can't find it, so I'll post here and perhaps a mod will then move this to That message thread.
In Chrome today I noticed this at the top of my opening tab::
"Chrome 109 is the last version of Chrome that will support Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1. Chrome 110 (tentatively scheduled for release on February 7th, 2023) is the first version of Chrome that requires Windows 10 or later. You’ll need to ensure your device is running Windows 10 or later to continue receiving future Chrome releases. This matches Microsoft's end of support for Windows 7 ESU and Windows 8.1 extended support on January 10th, 2023."
Has any Recent discussion taken place about whether Opera will continue with Windows 7??
bbildman last edited by bbildman
@bbildman Nothing public that I can remember now, but if Chromium will drop support for Windows 7, then the chances that all Chromium based browsers will follow it should be, I guess, very high.
Was thinking the same thing, being all of Opera's updates/upgrades depend on new builds of Google Chrome. Either I will have to upgrade to Windows 10/11, or find a different browser like Brave - however Brave states this::
"Is Brave open source?
Yes. The Brave Browser is built on the open-source Chromium Web core and our own client code is released under the Mozilla Public License 2.0."
"In line with Microsoft's end of support for Windows 7 and 8/8.1 on January 10th, 2023, Brave will no longer offer support for machines running Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1, starting in early 2023 with the release of Brave version 1.47.x (Chromium 109). In order to use Brave, you'll need to have a machine running Windows 10 or later in order to receive any future Brave updates.
While old/outdated versions of the browser will still work, they will not receive any further updates. We strongly encourage users to use the latest version of the browser as they include important security updates and features that keep you safe while browsing online."
So that's that, ugh!! Ugh!!