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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:00 am 
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For those who still use old ThinkPads with XP
http://www.ghacks.net/2016/09/27/firefo ... -or-vista/

Mozilla plans to end mainline support for the Microsoft operating systems Windows XP and Windows Vista with the release of Firefox 53 in March 2017.

It makes sense because it slow downs further development.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:26 am 
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Pale Moon, which some of us prefer, continues to support XP:
http://www.palemoon.org/palemoon-atom.shtml


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:27 am 
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exTPfan wrote:
Some of use prefer Pale Moon, which continues to support XP:
http://www.palemoon.org/palemoon-atom.shtml


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:02 pm 
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The PowerPC Macintosh community created a version of Firefox to continue unofficial support for PowerPC Macs that were dropped after the 3.6 line; I wouldn't be surprised if someone (at MSFN, etc.) created something similar based on Firefox 45 or 52 ESR to continue unofficial support for XP/Vista (maybe even 2000) in the same manner :)

I run Firefox 45 ESR using BlackWingCat's KernelEx under Windows 2000 on my Z60m, haven't had any issues in my experience (you will have to extract it from the installer using 7-Zip or a similar program however, or run the portable version)

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 2:54 pm 
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Puppy wrote:
For those who still use old ThinkPads with XP
http://www.ghacks.net/2016/09/27/firefo ... -or-vista/

Mozilla plans to end mainline support for the Microsoft operating systems Windows XP and Windows Vista with the release of Firefox 53 in March 2017.

It makes sense because it slow downs further development.
For XP it kind of makes sense development-wise; for Vista - not really, but it does make sense testing-wise.

Very little that has reasonable cause to be in a browser's code can break on Vista (if it works on Win7). But they probably can't be bothered to actually test it to be able to commit that it will work, so they will just have to create an artificial block to prevent it from installing on Vista. Good job!

But, hey, it's not like Microsoft's treatment of Vista has been any better. ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:38 pm 
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exTPfan wrote:
Pale Moon, which some of us prefer, continues to support XP:
http://www.palemoon.org/palemoon-atom.shtml

Note that with the latest version 27 Pale Moon is no longer offering an XP-compatible build.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:58 pm 
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Chrome is done with XP as well.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:28 pm 
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Puppy wrote:
For those who still use old ThinkPads with XP
http://www.ghacks.net/2016/09/27/firefo ... -or-vista/

Mozilla plans to end mainline support for the Microsoft operating systems Windows XP and Windows Vista with the release of Firefox 53 in March 2017.

It makes sense because it slow downs further development.

Firefox is done with Pentium III JUST ABOUT A MONTH AGO (Ver. 49) BEFORE THEY DO THIS!!
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/yo ... -supported
My A30 with 1.2Ghz PIII-M and 1GB RAM is currently working with Ver. 48 but I think that's it :(

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:25 am 
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If you want to continue using PaleMoon on XP, you can.
Just don't update beyond V26.5.0 and set your PaleMoon Update to NEVER:
https://www.palemoon.org/PM_end_of_WinXP_support.shtml

On my desktop with W7/64-bit and 12GB RAM I use the 32-bit PaleMoon in combo with Rizonesoft's Firemin.
No Firefox for me!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:46 am 
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On Windows XP and Vista Firefox automatically updates to 52.0 ESR version now.

Important - Firefox is ending support for Windows XP and Vista

Firefox security updates for XP and Vista users will continue until September 2017, although new features will not be offered. In mid-2017, a final support end date will be announced based on the number of users still on Windows XP and Vista.

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