Mozilla to Retire Firefox from 2017

December 28, 2016 5:04 pm | Updated 1 year ago.

In one of the recent news from the tech world, Mozilla will officially close down its support for their Firefox browser which is running on Windows Vista and Windows XP from 2017, the company announced last week.

According to a recent company blog which suggests that the Firefox’s retirement from those Microsoft OS will be settled in the summer. The blog post says, “We expect to continue to provide security updates for [Windows XP and Windows Vista] users until September 2017. In mid-2017, user numbers on Windows XP and Vista will be reassessed and a final support end date will be announced.” However before Mozilla officially retires Firefox, the company will automatically migrate it’s all users of Windows Vista and XP to the Firefox ESR (Extended Support Release) which is a build-and-release tracker designed for different enterprises and educational organizations.

Mozilla has asked all its Windows Vista and XP users to upgrade to a latest operating system. “We strongly encourage our users to upgrade to a version of Windows that is supported by Microsoft,” the company said.

 

Source: http://www.computerworld.com/article/3153392/internet/mozilla-to-scrap-firefox-support-on-windows-xp-and-vista-in-2017.html

Date of Publication: DEC 26, 2016