Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 20:15 UTC, submitted by Mateusz
Google "Google Chrome on Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) will stop receiving any updates following Chrome 21. This includes new features, security fixes and stability updates. [...] If you already have Chrome installed, you can still use Chrome, but it will no longer be auto-updated. In addition, you'll be unable to install Chrome on any Mac still running 10.5 (which is an OS X version also no longer being updated by Apple). While we understand this is an inconvenience, we are making this change to ensure we can continue to deliver a safe, secure, and stable Chrome for the most Mac users possible." I'm okay with this - Snow Leopard was released in August 2009, so it's been three years since the last machines with Leopard shipped. On top of that, Apple's prices for new releases are so low, there's really no excuse not to have upgraded by this point (unless Apple decided to obsolete your hardware, in which case, well, that's what you get when you buy Apple or Android or Windows Phone).
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Comment by kittynipples
by kittynipples on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 20:58 UTC
kittynipples
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2006-08-02

Yeah, the only people I can imagine are legitimately affected by this would be PPC users.

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RE: Comment by kittynipples
by libray on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 21:04 UTC in reply to "Comment by kittynipples"
libray Member since:
2005-08-27

and ebayers, or anyone who got a hand-me-down Apple, or anyone who reinstalled their system CD with Leopard.

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RE[2]: Comment by kittynipples
by darknexus on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 23:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kittynipples"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

or anyone who reinstalled their system CD with Leopard.


What? Assuming they had a later version than Leopard before, why would they not just reinstall that instead?

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RE: Comment by kittynipples
by steve_s on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 21:59 UTC in reply to "Comment by kittynipples"
steve_s Member since:
2006-01-16

Chrome has never supported PowerPC Macs, so they're not affected by this.

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RE: Comment by kittynipples
by Elv13 on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 00:29 UTC in reply to "Comment by kittynipples"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

Google never paid the price to port v8 to PPC, JIT engine are not portable like the code they run. They need arch specific backends.

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TenFourFox
by Kivada on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 01:00 UTC in reply to "Comment by kittynipples"
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

TenFourFox still has the guys on PPC Macs covered http://tenfourfox.blogspot.com/ been using that when I wanted to switch from Debian to 10.4 to run my old Mac games, WebM videos even work well.

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Firefox too
by mrAmiga500 on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 23:21 UTC
mrAmiga500
Member since:
2009-03-20

I'm not surprised. There are plans for Firefox 17 or 18 to drop OSX 10.5 support too. (hopefully Firefox 18 so support will be in the ESR)

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