Mozilla Firefox - Fin support Windows 7 et Windows 8.1

In 2023, Firefox will no longer support Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

Like Google Chrome, the Mozilla Firefox browser will no longer support Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 in 2023. However, no specific date has been communicated at this time.

A few days ago it became known that Google Chrome would no longer be supported on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 from February 7, 2023. Today it’s about Mozilla Firefox: the development team is hesitating for the moment, but there are two hypotheses. Either Firefox support on the two previously mentioned systems might stop in the first quarter of 2023or it could be maintained a bit longer: until August 2023 (to stick to the new ESR version – Extended Support Release).

Note: Ending support means Firefox will no longer receive security updates, but it’s still usable.

The Firefox development team explains that it would save time to no longer test under Windows 7 each time a new version is available. Conversely, she also says it’s okay to keep the support going a bit longer, as Windows 7 is still a heavily used system.

Indeed, as I mentioned in another article when discussing figures from the StatCounter website, Windows 7 is still used by 10.68% of computers globally. The same cannot be said for Windows 8.1 which has a much lower market share: only 2.7%. For comparison, Windows 11’s global market share is 13.56%!

As a reminder, Windows 7 is no longer under Microsoft support since January 14, 2020, while Windows 8.1 will no longer be supported by Microsoft from February 10, 2023. With the discontinuation of support by major browsers of the market, it is more than ever time to upgrade to a newer system! Using an outdated system and an outdated browser exposes users even more.

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Logiciel – OS,Firefox,Web,

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