Re: Attention Windows XP/Vista users using Firefox: Firefox 52 will likely be the last one to support these versions of Windows


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To be honest, Firefox 51 on Intel and 48 on amd chipped xp machines seems to be the limit at the moment. having tried to install the newer versions, on Xp in an amd environment, trying to install anything higher than 48 results in a message about hardware not being compatible. these are older singlecore Athlon and sempron systems
In the case of Intel, Trying to update a machine with 51 on it to a higher better or whatever, is not possible on either my core duo laptop or the Pentium 4 single core. they just won't install.

Obviously this may change if enough moan as with Dropbox.
However at present Dropbox 16.x will still run that work Intel machines. However 13.x is the limit on xp with the AMD chips. there are steps to deactivate auto update but you are warned that by march then it could be be that 13 will no longer be able to work with dropboxs system and you will have to access via the web site.

I'm sure there are others. Flash plug ins being one of them, and of course Adobe reader has been only available in old versions for XP for some years now, and Digital Editions never worked in Xp at all.

I tend to only use XP as a convenient way to have servers on my network as they do not require passwords to get at the files these days, and for that use they work well.


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From: "Shaun Everiss" <@smeveriss>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, December 24, 2016 5:41 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Attention Windows XP/Vista users using Firefox: Firefox 52 will likely be the last one to support these versions of Windows


To be honest they will keep xp going as long as its feesable to do so.
Eventually they will have to change.
The same will go for 7 8 and 10.
The only good thing we have going for us, is that as long as ms keep their desktop side we will have win7 going strong.
And even if ms drop their desktop side its unlikely they will ever drop full keyboard and other desktop library support for a while if ever.



On 24/12/2016 8:42 a.m., Gene wrote:
I was wondering how long compatibility for such an old operating system would be maintained. I don't know what the latest extended release version is but those wishing to continue to use Firefox and get security updates might be able to use it longer as an extended release version.

Gene
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Gene
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From: Joseph Lee
Sent: Friday, December 23, 2016 1:37 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Attention Windows XP/Vista users using Firefox: Firefox 52 will likely be the last one to support these versions of Windows


Hi,



Came across via Twitter: it is likely that Firefox 52 will be the last FF version to run on Windows XP and Vista. The Bugzilla link can be found at:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1322646



Cheers,

Joseph

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