Windows 10: Firefox 53 Will Drop Support for Windows XP and Vista
Firefox 53 Will Drop Support for Windows XP and Vista
Software companies are one by one giving up on Windows XP support for their products, and now it appears that itís Mozillaís turn to switch the focus to newer versions of Windows.
Firefox 53 will be the first version of the browser which will no longer support Windows XP and Windows Vista, so users who havenít yet upgraded to Windows 7 or newer will have to either stick with Firefox 52 or move to a different browser.
Installation of the new version will be blocked on Windows XP when Firefox 53 launches in March 2017, but the good news is that Firefox 52 will be moved to the ESR (extended support release) branch, so itíll continue getting patches until mid-2018.
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As long as there are old versions of FF available there shouldn't be an issue for Xp and Vista users browser wise.
XP/Vista users will be ushered to the Firefox 52 ESR Version but startup will eventually be crippled as Mozilla will import a system dependency that will break browser startup.
All versions and builds of Firefox are available here Directory Listing: /pub/firefox/
I've not had any word from Mozilla that this will be changed in the future. The only problem with using older versions will obviously be security issues.
On the plus side, XP/Vista users won't have to put up with any more pointless GUI changes.
Source: Google Chrome Blog: Updates to Chrome platform support
Unlike almost EVERYONE else lol, I didn't not upgrade to Win10, I went to the store, bought a copy of Win19 on a disc, and a new HDD and did a dual boot with Vista64 and Win10 64 pro.
As such, I have to move files. What I didn't think about was...
Read the full announcement here.
lately I've been having an issue where Windows will open a separate tab for Firefox when i open it with the original pinned icon on my task bar.. I've tried opening firefox and unpinning the pinned shortcut and pinning the opened one and...