• Google Announces Plans to Drop Google Chrome Support for OS X Mountain Lion & Earlier



    Google has announced on Wednesday its plans to drop support for Google Chrome on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X 10.7 Lion, and OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. The main focus appears to be guiding users into the direction of upgrading their operating systems to the latest version so that security holes are fixed and information can be accessed securely.

    As these operating systems are no longer supported by Apple, Google highly recommends using the Mac App Store to upgrade to the latest version of OS X, although OS X 10.9 Mavericks is plenty late enough to continue using Chrome, as is OS X 10.10 Yosemite, but OS X 10.11 El Capitan has shown just how smooth OS X can be when Apple's software engineering team spends some time on stability, so we'd actually recommend just grabbing OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

    All OS X upgrades are free via the Mac App Store, so if you've not updated yet, and want to continue to use Google Chrome, you should probably do so.

    Even if you're on an earlier version of OS X that Google says they're "dropping support" for, you can still use Google Chrome on those operating systems; it won't just magically stop working. The only catch is that since they're no longer supported, you won't get frequent updates for security or bugs like you'd expect on a supported operating system because Google no longer wishes to put its manpower into something outdated.

    Are you still using one of the now unsupported OS X versions?

    Source: Google
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Google Announces Plans to Drop Google Chrome Support for OS X Mountain Lion & Earlier started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 1 Comment
    1. cpotoso's Avatar
      cpotoso -
      You can take ML out of my cold fingers. All the OSXs that came aftertwards were damn ugly and have serious UI design problems.
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