Firefox browser to end support for Windows XP and Vista

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Firefox has announced it will end support of its browsers on older versions of Windows OS. This means that Windows XP and Windows Vista users will stop receiving updates on the browser. Users of the operating systems will be moved to the Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) March next year. How Firefox plans to end support for Windows XP and Vista From a blog post by Mozilla: Firefox is one of the few browsers that continues to support Windows XP and Vista, and we expect to continue to provide security…

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Google Chrome ends support for Windows XP and Vista users

Starting today, Google Chrome has officially ended support for users of Windows XP and Windows Vista. From April 2016, Chrome will still be supported on this platforms, but they will no longer receive updates. Reasons for this, Microsoft have already stopped pushing updates to these platforms, so continued use of it exposes one to malware. In a blog post, Marc Pawliger, Director of Engineering had this to say: Such older platforms are missing critical security updates and have a greater potential to be infected by viruses and malware. Today, we’re announcing…

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