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Firefox 53: no support for Windows XP or Vista

#1 Post by Puppy » Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:00 am

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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Re: Firefox 53: no support for Windows XP or Vista

#2 Post by exTPfan » Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:26 am

Pale Moon, which some of us prefer, continues to support XP:
http://www.palemoon.org/palemoon-atom.shtml
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Re: Firefox 53: no support for Windows XP or Vista

#3 Post by ajkula66 » Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:27 am

exTPfan wrote:Some of use prefer Pale Moon, which continues to support XP:
http://www.palemoon.org/palemoon-atom.shtml
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Re: Firefox 53: no support for Windows XP or Vista

#4 Post by danikayser84 » Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:02 pm

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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Re: Firefox 53: no support for Windows XP or Vista

#5 Post by dr_st » Sat Oct 01, 2016 2:54 pm

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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Re: Firefox 53: no support for Windows XP or Vista

#6 Post by jdrou » Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:38 pm

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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Re: Firefox 53: no support for Windows XP or Vista

#7 Post by MikalE » Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:58 pm

Chrome is done with XP as well.
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Re: Firefox 53: no support for Windows XP or Vista

#8 Post by kfzhu1229 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:28 pm

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
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Re: Firefox 53: no support for Windows XP or Vista

#9 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:25 am

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.
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Re: Firefox 53: no support for Windows XP or Vista

#10 Post by Puppy » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:46 am

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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Re: Firefox 53: no support for Windows XP or Vista

#11 Post by skinnie » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:45 pm

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Re: Firefox 53: no support for Windows XP or Vista

#12 Post by Dekks » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:19 pm

On Linux qutebrowser works far better than FF on Pentium-M or older.
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Re: Firefox 53: no support for Windows XP or Vista

#13 Post by skinnie » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:32 am

Dekks wrote:On Linux qutebrowser works far better than FF on Pentium-M or older.
The main problem is Windows XP.
Because on 7 you can get the new opera, just put it on "battery saving mode" and even on a pentium M it is will be "fast". (my experience at work, and I've tried different browsers such as K-meleon (one of the fastest)).
Maybe K-meleon will work on XP, but is based on a outdated chromium I believe.
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Re: Firefox 53: no support for Windows XP or Vista

#14 Post by crux » Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:39 pm

I use the FreeBSD ports system so when a vulnerability is discovered in Firefox I have to find a substitute available in ports to make do till the maintainer patches it. Midori is about the best alternative I've found, and there is a version for Windows too:

http://www.midori-browser.org/

And if it comes down to it there's always lynx. :wink:
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