Mozilla has announced that Firefox users still stuck with a Windows XP or a Windows Vista machine will no longer be able to use the browser next year. The “final end of life date” for Firefox support is June 2018.
Mozilla has designed the ESR cycle for groups who maintain the desktop environment in a large organization such as universities, or schools, or city governments.
“We strongly encourage our users to upgrade to a version of Windows that is supported by Microsoft. Unsupported operating systems receive no security updates, have known exploits, and are dangerous for you to use,” the company said.
Google Chrome ended support for Windows XP and Vista platform last year. Interestingly, Microsoft’s own browser Internet Explorer has ended support for Windows XP. The company ended support for Windows Vista, which was an immediate update over Windows XP, on April 11, 2017.
Since the past couple of years, millions of users and businesses have moved to a more contemporary version of Windows. According to the latest figures from marketing research firm Net Applications, Windows XP still runs on 5.69 percent of all computers worldwide that have been connected to the Internet.