Firefox Support for XP, Vista to End

Monday, January 2, 2017 @ 01:01 PM gHale

In a final move for Windows XP and Vista, Mozilla will drop Firefox support for the operating systems.

Mozilla said it will move Firefox for Windows XP and Vista to the Extended Support Release (ESR) in March.

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The next step will be to end support for XP and Vista, which will most likely happen in September. Right now that is a tentative date.

“Firefox is one of the few browsers that continues to support Windows XP and Vista, and we expect to continue to provide security updates for users until September 2017. Users do not need to take additional action to receive those updates. In mid-2017, user numbers on Windows XP and Vista will be reassessed and a final support end date will be announced,” the company said.

Firefox ESR is intended for administrators within large organizations, including universities and other schools, county or city governments and businesses. The issue, however, is users continue to use Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP in April 2014, and has already warned those who continue to use it will end up exposed to security flaws that will not end up patched.

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