PC Doctor February 5, 2016

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Dear PC Doctor:

When I opened my internet browser yesterday, I got the following alert message:  “This computer will soon stop receiving Google Chrome updates because Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8 will no longer be supported.”  I didn’t click for further information because it didn’t look legitimate.  Is it?





Dear Harold:

According to the official blog for Google Chrome, users of surpassed Mac operating systems will no longer receive Chrome updates or security fixes.  Because Apple has moved on to OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11), users are being encouraged to update their operating system to that one.  (It’s free for Mac users.) 

To see for certain which operating system your computer is using, Look for the little apple picture at the top left of your screen.  Click on it and choose “About This Mac” from the pull-down menu.  You will get an information box that will list the operating system you have on your computer. 

For now, Chrome will continue to work on your computer – you just won’t get the updates. 

Until next time,

Happy Computing!

     PC Doctor