Firefox: Mozilla will discontinue support for Windows 2000 and XP SP1

Asa Dotzler, director of development on the Classic Edition of Firefox, announced that the browser will no longer be supported for users who do not have at least Windows XP SP2.

Firefox: Mozilla will discontinue support for Windows 2000 and XP SP1

Mr. Dotlzer says that for several years, the Firefox development tools have not been updated specifically for compatibility with Windows 200 and Windows XP RTM and SP1. However, “99.6% of Firefox users have had to pay for this support.” Indeed, it would have prevented developers enjoy the benefits of a more recent compiler while depriving FOR IMPLEMENTING “significant new features like SPDY”.

Mozilla will use Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 now, a decision resulting in the abandonment of these versions of Windows. Specifically, they will no longer receive any updates from the June 5, that is to say that when Firefox 12 is available in  stable version. Asa Dotzler added that after that date ” migration to Opera is probably the best thing to do for users of Windows 2000”. For others, the man advised course of updating Windows XP with new versions of Service Pack.


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