Mozilla has today announced that Firefox is officially ending support to the Microsoft Old version Operating Systems Windows XP and Windows Vista in September 2017. Firefox version 52 will be the last complete update for Windows XP and Windows Vista, there will be however security updates released but no new features will be released.
Earlier Microsoft had ended support for Windows XP in 2014 and it plans to end support for Vista by end of 2017. Hence Mozilla confirms that the unsupported operating systems will no longer receive security updates or new feature updates and will be dangerous to use putting the PC at high security risk.
The company has however not yet fully confirmed or given the exact End Date for the Final Support, since the decision will be based on the number of users who are still using Windows XP and Vista Operating Systems.
The company says that users still using the old version of the Operating System switching to a different browser will not be the ultimate solution to stay protected, instead the company advice’s the users to upgrade their operating Systems to Linux Based System or Windows 7,8 or 10.
For Enterprise users the company says that Sept 2017 should be considered as the support end date for Windows XP and Windows Vista. The company however advises its users to upgrade to a newer version of the operating system supported by Microsoft to enjoy new features and security updates of its Firefox browser.