In four days one of the most anticipated events of the last 10 years will occur. The acclaimed Windows 7 support end from Microsoft. Although they have discovered a way to extend them.
This “goodbye” means that many developers finally say goodbye to the system that recently turned a decade between us.
The good news for users who want to continue using the ancient operating system (with the security risks involved) is that large browsers will continue to offer support.
So they can continue to receive new features such as blocking notifications that will arrive in Chrome 80.
Chrome until 2021 and newly launched Edge ensure good health for Windows 7
Google knows how important Windows 7 is in the business world, where there are still many users.
When will the Windows 7 support end?
They have confirmed that they will continue to support Chrome on the system “for a minimum of 18 months from now, that is, until July 15, 2021” even Windows 7 support ends.
That “minimum” means that it is possible that it may be extended even longer.
Even so, the Mountain View company strongly recommends upgrading to Windows 10.
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Another browser that will continue to work on Windows 7 as it has is doing since summer is the new Microsoft Edge based on Chromium.
The final version arrives one day after the “goodbye” to Windows 7, on January 15, 2020.
Of course, Microsoft promotes the launch beyond Windows 10. Hence, we already know it will arrive through Windows Update.
On other browsers, there are no confirmations of dates, but inquiring in the Mozilla forums, for example, we find this answer in terms of support:
“Currently, there are no plans to stop supporting Windows 7. Historically, Mozilla has supported the operating systems even though its developers stop doing so, and has only stopped supporting the old ones when few users use them. Without However, once Windows 7 stops receiving updates it will no longer be safe to use, so you should upgrade to Windows 10 if possible. “
In this sense, Firefox support for XP lasted until 2018, four years after the end date of Microsoft extended support.
On other Chromium-based browsers such as Opera or Brave.
It is likely that they will continue to maintain support.
While Google does so on Chromium as long as there are no important APIs that can no longer be offered.