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Google Apps Closes a Door on OS History
It’s tough to claim you didn’t see this coming. Windows XP is more than a decade old. If every computer it’s run on counted as a lover, it would have died from some venereal disease long ago. The truth of the matter is, it’s time to put this old horse out to pasture, and at least in terms of Google Apps supporting Windows XP via Internet Explorer 8, that’s exactly what’s happening. According to a post on the Google Apps Update Blog, Google makes it their business to support the current version of a browser and the immediately preceding version (which has to make supporting Firefox and Chrome a real bitch lately, with as fast as they’ve been updating, am I right?), so the release of IE10 on Windows 8 coming on October 26th sounds the death knell for IE8 support. Read on past the break for details, dates and workarounds!
They said it couldn’t be done. They said no man could pull it off. But Opera did it anyway.
Of course, I have no idea what they were talking about. But for the fine folks at Opera software it clearly was possible to achieve at least one important goal: dropping yet another Big O in the laps of consumers everywhere. Today they’ve dropped the new 11.64 update–notably skipping 11.63 (how are they! It’s unprecedented in the world of software, right? Wait, you mean 11.63 appeared on OSX? Oh, okay then)–which addresses a number of minor security fixes, crashes.
If you’ve never given Opera a try, now’s as good a time as any. The browser’s always been extremely fast, stable and secure, making it a complete mystery as to why it isn’t as popular as Firefox or Chrome (perhaps Opera just lacks the marketing dollars–I’d have to look it up but I’m too lazy), but hey, whatever–it’s free.
Go try it already!