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


 

thanks brian for your guide.
whats the best version of firefox for xp users like me?
in both cpu amd and intel, but my cpu is intel!
thanks again for your help.

On 12/24/16, Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...> wrote:
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.


Brian

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----- Original Message -----
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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