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Firefox no longer works with Windows 2000

Postby georgeyeo » Sun 29 Apr, 2012 9:20 am

I'm shocked by this news....

Firefox no longer works with Windows 2000

Firefox 3.6.28 and Firefox 12 are the last versions of Firefox that will work with Windows 2000. They won't be updated with security and stability fixes.
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Re: Firefox no longer works with Windows 2000

Postby Mandrake » Sun 29 Apr, 2012 9:36 am

Windows 2000 is over twelve years old now. A fine OS it was, but times have changed now. Microsoft themselves haven't supplied security updates to Windows 2000 since mid-2010, making it rather insecure. I'd be extremely weary of using anything older than XP for day-to-day use.
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Re: Firefox no longer works with Windows 2000

Postby James » Sun 29 Apr, 2012 9:54 am

Entirely agree. Windows 2000 while a fine OS is definitely a security risk. Time for an update. Mozilla is not to blame for trying to keep you safe. If they have support for Win2000, why not Win 98 or earlier? Where do you cut off the line and you know that there has to be a cut-off.
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Re: Firefox no longer works with Windows 2000

Postby Antony » Mon 30 Apr, 2012 4:51 am

Bl**dy unfair! Double standards! But finally.

A group of open-source (extremists) pushing for the latests version they seem fit to end users, and yet dropping 5 years old Mac OS Tiger support for Mac users while supporting Windows 2000 for 12 years for Windows users!

Now, back to Windows 2000 itself. It is still a great OS for pure (offline) work environment in my opinion. No fancy interfaces, great for running Windows-only applications under virtual machines which does not require fancy graphics or internet connection. I still have a copy of Windows 2000 virtual machine running one Windows only application. Oh, I am old schooled.
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