Mozilla to terminate support of its Firefox browser for Windows XP and Vista in June 2018

Mozilla to terminate support of its Firefox browser for Windows XP and Vista in June 2018

Mozilla has been a constant ally of Windows PC since long with its Browser being a part of Firefox 52 Extended Support Release Channel. Today Mozilla announced that it is going to discontinue Firefox support for Windows XP and Windows Vista from June 2018.

Currently, Firefox browser has been getting only security updates on Windows XP and Vista and has not been pushing out any new features to its Browser for the two Windows versions.

The company has requested the users of Firefox Browser on XP and Windows Vista to move to a newer version of Windows to enjoy the Firefox Browser before the deadline of June 2018.

Windows XP is still the popular OS version with a market share of 5 percent even after the company having already ended support for the OS in April 2014 and has since pushed out only one patch update earlier this year when the Operating System was attacked by the  WannaCry Ransomware.

Mozilla in a statement said: “We are announcing June 2018 as the final end of life date for Firefox support on Windows XP and Vista. As one of the few browsers that continues to support Windows XP and Vista, Firefox users on these platforms can expect security updates until that date. Users do not need to take additional action to receive those updates.

 

 

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