Google rightly notes that browsers are one of the major points of attack for malware, and keeping Chrome up-to-date might help XP users stay safe after Microsoft ends their security updates for the operating system.
Users with XP can only use up to Internet Explorer 8 if you want to stick with Microsoft, which is a heavily outdated browser in terms of functionality. Microsoft recently released IE11 for Windows 8.1.
Many business customers are still making the transition from Windows XP to Windows 7 (or in some rare cases, Windows 8), and Google's move may be a play on stealing away some Internet Explorer users while these transitions occur.
By most accounts, Windows XP is still the second most popular OS in the world, at around 30 percent share.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 16 Oct 2013 16:25