Mozilla Firefox is a free web browser compatible with all common operating systems such as Windows, Mac, Linux including Android Os. Mozilla Firefox was developed by Mozilla Foundation in 2002 and has been providing web supports for almost 2 decades. But this is about to change for all Windows XP and Windows Vista users. This is because Mozilla s ending supports for Windows XP and Windows Vista.
Obviously, this will be coming as a shock to these affected users but certainly there is a reason for this and it’s because Firefox is one of the only browsers to offer any support for Windows XP and Vista. Infact, Microsoft itself ended support for Windows XP in 2014 and will end support for Windows Vista in 2017 which apparently makes Mozilla Firefox the only browser providing supports for Windows XP and Windows Vista users. Unsupported operating systems receive no security updates, have known exploits, and can be dangerous to use, which makes it difficult to maintain Firefox on those versions.
As planned, Mozilla said it moved Firefox on Windows XP and Windows Vista, two decade old operating systems from Microsoft, to “Extended Support Release (ESR)” cycle last month. In this phase, the company explained, it will continue to push security updates until the deadline (June 2018). Users will not have to put any effort to avail the security patches, Mozilla said. After the deadline, however, the browser will continue to function, but it won’t be receiving any security updates or improvements from the company.
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For those running in large organisations like Universities, Schools, Hospitals or Government agencies, Mozilla has designed the ESR.
The company says the ESR isn’t designed for individual customers who are looking for latest features and performance improvements.
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Mozilla however encourages users to upgrade to a Microsoft supported Windows version like Windows 7, 8 and 10 as unsupported operating systems receive no security updates, have known exploits, and are dangerous for you to use,” the company said.
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