NIX Solutions: Firefox Extends Support for Older Windows Versions

Mozilla has announced an extension of support for the proprietary Firefox browser for older versions of Windows. This decision was discussed during a traditional AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on the Reddit platform.

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As part of the AMA, the Firefox team responded to user questions. Among the company representatives was Mozilla Senior Director of Product Management Byron Jordan. He mentioned that Mozilla plans to expand browser support to Windows 7. When asked about versions of Windows 8 and 8.1, he confirmed that these are also in the plans.

Extended Support Release for Firefox

The possibility of extending Firefox support on legacy Windows became known in November 2022. By March 2023, the company had introduced the Extended Support Release (ESR) for Firefox, which became part of version 115, released in July of the same year. This ESR ensures that users on older Windows versions continue to receive important updates and security patches, notes NIX Solutions.

Maintaining the User Base

Despite the fact that Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 are gradually losing ground, according to the analytical agency Statcounter, Mozilla has decided to maintain this user base for now. We’ll keep you updated on any further developments regarding this support extension.