Earlier this year, Google announced that Google Chrome would continue support for Windows XP through the remainder of 2015. At that time, its is strongly advised that users on older, unsupported platforms such as Windows XP to update to a supported, secure operating system. Such older platforms are missing critical security updates and have a greater potential to be infected by viruses and malware. Marc Pawliger, Director of Engineering and Early Notifier – posted on Google Chromes Blog, that Google is ending support for Chrome on Windows XP, as well as Windows Vista, and Mac OS X 10.
As Microsoft has shifted towards a more customer-oriented culture, Microsoft engineers are using social networks, tech communities and direct customer feedback as an integral part on how we make decisions about future investments. As announced by Microsoft, they are looking to contribute to the OpenSSH project, so the connectivity between Linux and Windows gets a boost. Supporting SSH has been one of the most popular request the PowerShell team has received, this will allow Windows machine manage Linux system via SSH and, vice versa, Windows connecting to and managing Linux via SSH.