Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Mar 2012 22:49 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Still holding on to Windows 2000, XP RTM or XP SP1? No more Firefox for you, my friend - Mozilla has just upped its minimum supported Windows version to Windows XP SP2. In addition, support for Firefox 3.6 will end April 24. Asa Dotzler presents Opera as an alternative for you crazy people still on Windows 2000, XP RTM or XP SP1.
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Firefox 10 ESR
by jbicha on Sat 24th Mar 2012 00:00 UTC
jbicha
Member since:
2008-07-10

Well, Firefox 10 ESR is available for the rest of 2012, right?

I wouldn't really recommend it though.
http://www.chriscoulson.me.uk/blog/?p=111

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RE: Firefox 10 ESR
by 0brad0 on Sat 24th Mar 2012 00:30 in reply to "Firefox 10 ESR"
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

Well, Firefox 10 ESR is available for the rest of 2012, right?

I wouldn't really recommend it though.
http://www.chriscoulson.me.uk/blog/?p=111


Anyone with half a clue should not be running 2k or XP anymore anyway. There's no issue here at all.

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RE[2]: Firefox 10 ESR
by Fennec_Fox on Sat 24th Mar 2012 00:42 in reply to "RE: Firefox 10 ESR"
Fennec_Fox Member since:
2006-10-30

OK, so I guess I have less than 50% of a proverbial "clue" - I am running XP on 3 (three) computers out of 6. XP SP3 mind you, but XP nevertheless.

And in all seriousness I do not understand why is it NOT OK to run a legacy OS on perfectly functional legacy hardware? Why do I have to "upgrade" a 5 - 6 year old box to the newest OS just because it's what everybody does? If OS security is up to date, which it still is, and OS features are adequate for my needs, why do I have to spend more money, pray tell?

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RE[2]: Firefox 10 ESR
by tanishaj on Sat 24th Mar 2012 05:50 in reply to "RE: Firefox 10 ESR"
tanishaj Member since:
2010-12-22

Anyone with half a clue should not be running 2k or XP anymore anyway. There's no issue here at all.


I run XP in virtual machines all the time. It is much lighter weight. WinFLP is even lighter and is really XP under the hood.

To be honest, I wish that I could still run Win2K. I did right up into the Vista era but there is just too much software that will not work with it now and the security updates have stopped flowing.

XP will continue to get security updates for two more years. It has plenty of life left.

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