Mozilla to cease all help for Firefox on Home windows XP and Vista


Mozilla plans to halt all Firefox safety updates subsequent yr to non-public computer systems powered by both Home windows XP or Home windows Vista, closing that chapter of its browser's historical past.

"Right now we're saying June 2018 as the ultimate end-of-life date for Firefox help on Home windows XP and Vista," Mozilla mentioned in an unsigned publish to a firm weblog.

Home windows XP and Vista have each been retired by Microsoft, XP in April 2014 and Vista in April 2017. As soon as dropped from help, an working system stops receiving safety updates from Microsoft. Third-party utility builders, nevertheless, might proceed to help their merchandise on retired variations of Home windows.

Late final yr, Mozilla informed Firefox customers working Home windows XP or Vista that they might be mechanically migrated to Firefox's Prolonged Help Launch (ESR), a launch observe designed for enterprises and academic organizations. ESR builds are up to date with safety fixes each six weeks, however don't obtain new options or enhancements. As a substitute, Firefox ESR stays feature-static for about a yr, at which period a brand new ESR is issued.