Mozilla ends Firefox support on Windows Vista and XP

Oct

5

2017

Mozilla announced on Thursday that it will completely end Firefox browser support on Vista and XP XP in June 2018, so Firefox users will not get these security updates after the date of the announcement, which may force users to upgrade Their version of the Windows operating system, after the company made promises in December to reassess user numbers in mid-2017.

Mozilla has completed its support for Windows Vista and XP since it released Firefox 53 in April 2017, and has therefore moved its users to the expanded version of ESR, which is designed for schools, universities, businesses and others. They need help with mass deployments.

The company has earlier promised to announce the final date for the end of Firefox browser support on those operating systems, and it seems that the time has come for now, and in August 2016 Mozilla ended its support for multiple versions of the Mac OS, including OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.

Mozilla decided to maintain support for older versions of Windows, in contrast to Google Inc., which ended the support of its Chrome browser for older versions of Mac OS X and XP and Vista versions of Windows. The company notes that unsupported operating systems will not receive any security updates, Its use is unsafe and dangerous, and users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to a supported version of Windows versions of Microsoft.

Microsoft ended its main support for Windows XP on April 14, 2009, and then canceled the extended system support on April 8, 2014, while ending its main support for Windows Vista on April 10, 2012, and withdrew its extensive system support On 11 April 2017, making Mozilla support these systems longer than Microsoft.

Windows IE users can not upgrade to newer versions of IE, IE8 is the latest version they can install, IE9 is only available for Windows Vista and Windows 7, IE10 and IE11 are available for Windows 7 and Windows 8 only, So many users of XP and Vista choose to use third party browsers.

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