Looking for a Google Chrome alternative?

The new update of Chrome no longer supports Windows XP and Windows Vista. This means that if you are on either of these platforms, the Chrome browser you are using will not get bug fixes or security updates.

According to Netmarketshare’s figures, 10.9% of all computer users use Windows XP OS, while 1.4 percent still use Vista. This means that over 12% of all desktop users should take action to make sure they’re using a secure browser.

Chrome alternative: Opera for computers

The Chrome alternative you choose should be one that provides security updates for older versions of Windows. There are several browsers out there worth trying, but among major browsers only Opera for computers will continue to bring bug fixes and security updates to XP and Windows Vista users to ensure people stay safe when browsing online.

Some time ago, Mozilla also announced that Firefox would no longer work with some versions of Windows XP. Read their article here. Opera is one of the alternatives they recommend.

Another key advantage is that Opera runs on older machines and brings you extra features, such as the data-saving Opera Turbo mode, visual bookmarks and sidebar extensions.

How to import bookmarks and other settings

Migrating to Opera from another browser is really easy. When you run it for the first time, you’ll be prompted to automatically import your bookmarks and other settings from Google Chrome.

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