Mozilla to lose 10% of its users after ending support for Windows XP and Vista next year

vbimport

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Mozilla will no longer release security updates for Firefox on Windows XP and Windows Vista starting September next year. The change should impact about 10% of the Firefox users, according to the open source developer.

            Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/mozilla-lose-10-users-ending-support-windows-xp-vista-next-year-81130/](http://www.myce.com/news/mozilla-lose-10-users-ending-support-windows-xp-vista-next-year-81130/)

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#2

Actually it’s a non issue…
… just the typical scare mongering by Moz!

No one needs FF, its market share is down to 11%, these days hence what’s the problem? If they lose another 10% congratulation for ringing the bells of extinction!


#3

I just went back to FF from IE only to find out that Mozilla recently made another stupid change that’s going to force me to look for something else. For some reason they’ve “automated” the “Bookmark This Page” function so that if you don’t immediately designate a location for your bookmark, FF will put it where it wants to and you’ll have to find it and move it yourself later if you don’t want it there. I can’t figure out if Mozilla is really that stupid or if people are really so lazy that they want a “one click” solution for everything.


#4

Those O/S are getting old and the exploits will exploits the O/S weakness that’s a given for all Browsers not just FF itself. The O/S will eventually be breached because is no longer has updates to fix exploits and to think hackers won’t take advantage of it is just brain dead thinking. I use FF 50 and have no problem with the new version. I keep my Browsing habits up to date and when something changes you live with and move on or die off that the choices you get XP and Vista will no longer stop expolits.


#5

Oh, for the days of Netscape Navigator. Those guys got it right the first time around. Their basic browser layout hasn’t changed practically since it’s inception - nor did it need to! :slight_smile:


#6

Oh, for the days of Netscape Navigator. Think about it. The basic browser layout hasn’t changed since the mid-1990’s, nor did it need to. Those guys got it right the first time! Amazing!


#7

Sorry for the double post. What is truly amazing is the 24 hour lag time from posting on this forum to the point when it finally appears!


#8

@pcarey: If you use Firefox, you can install an addon called Classic Theme Restorer, which gets rid of the stupid (IMHO) “Australis” look. Now, if only Mozilla didn’t try to force stupid GUI changes on us, that would be so nice.