Will Brave keep Providing updates for Windows 8.1 after EOL?

Microsoft said that they’re going to stop providing support for Windows 8.1 while we reach January 10, 2023. it’s annoying such a giant with over 180k+ employees lacks the ability to keep adding support and dedicate/allot a small team to keep the Lightweight windows 8.1 OS alive for a long time.

Personally, i like windows 8.1 much more and still using it, It’s more beautiful, superfast (than latter ones), stable and does not have any kind of bloated apps (where in contrary, windows 11 and its predecessor windows 10 are bloated with 3rd party apps and games which you can’t remove/hide from the pc and start menu, i think the last two versions had took ads to an annoying level so im going to use windows 8.1 for as long as possible, most likely for the next 5 to 6 years until Microsoft releases a better OS version which will make me feel that it’s superior than windows 8.1 in terms of customization and user friendly OS experience(user preference 1st attitude over ad revenue (just as in the same way of how windows 8.1 is super flexible))

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My Primary main use of pc is to browse and video entertainment, and as you can see from the above image, I’ve very few safe and highly reputable programs where all of these programs are in a super perfect state, i really don’t care if any of these programs stopped providing support(delivering updates) for Windows 8.1 because all of them already have most of the essential features someone could possibly need.

I also don’t find that Microsoft stopping support(Delivering security updates) would affect me in any way because i don’t install much softwares often(until i really need something which is rare case scenarios) and brave browser is protecting me online from all kind of malware infections.

Currently, the one and only program i am looking for updates regularly is brave as i am always excited to see new features and growing together with brave journey and it would upset me to some extent(if brave stopped delivering support and updates)

can you please confirm that you can provide updates for the next 5 to 6 years regardless of the fact Microsoft dropping support?



Depends upon Google Chrome support - Chromium support.

Chrome/Chomium support for Windows 7, ends on Jan. 1, 2023.

Chrome/Chromium support for Mac OS earlier than 10.13.x, ends at the arrival of Chromium 104 - an event sometime this summer.

That will be 5 years after the release of Mac OS 10.13.x ‘High Sierra’.

So, you may have your 5 years at least, of using Windows 8.1.