Google will stop supporting Chrome on Windows, Mac and Linux

Google has announced that it will discontinue support of Chrome for Windows, Mac and Linux, leaving only itself in its Chrome OS.

According to Google’s own data, only about 1% of users of Windows, Mac and Linux use application data, and most of them are already implemented outside of the Chrome browser as a standalone web application.

New Chrome apps will appear in Chrome OS, and already released will still be available in the Chrome Web Store at the above operating systems until the second half of next year. Then they will disappear from the list of apps the Chrome Web Store, but users of Windows, Mac and Linux will still be able to download extensions and themes. In 2018, the «shop» will be finally covered.

To facilitate the transition, Google offers developers assistance in creating the web versions of these applications.



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