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[quote=4td8s] [quote=bksening] Thanks for the replies rodocop and Fred. I have already previously read the link rodocop referenced. The only system I see mentioned there is Windows XP SP2 on a Compaq, ie. a non-official system that is running past EOL (ie. End of Life), which for XPSP2 is July 13, 2010. The other systems mentioned by Fred are Linux Hardy (ie. v.8 series). Wow, I did not know official support for Desktop Hardy has stopped. Does that include official support for all Hardy LTS (long-term support) Desktop versions? But it gives me more thought to one of your comments just a few back about "Firefox 3.6 is still fully supported". The Windows requirements for Firefox 3.6 vs. FF 7/8 have not changed. It's still Win2k, XP, 2k3, Vista, and Seven (and I would not try an EOL version). I do not know of any specific issues where FF 7/8 are critically problematic on any officially supported Windows platform. The Linux requirements between Firefox 3.6 and FF 7/8 are almost identical. http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/3.6/system-requirements/ http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/7.0/system-requirements/ http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/8.0/system-requirements/ (In fact, the Linux requirements for FF 4/5/6/7/8 are all identical.) The only extra requirement for FF 4/5/6/7/8 is libstdc++ 4.3 or higher. Do some of the older Linux systems have an older version of libstdc++ ? Unfortunately, such older Linux systems are no longer officially supported. Other than that, I'm not sure of any specific issues where FF 7/8 are critically problematic on any officially supported Linux platform either.[/quote] so far bksening, current versions of Firefox will support minimum win2k unless Mozilla starts to make their Firefox program files with MS Visual Studio 2010 and VS2010 requires XP SP2 minimum. [quote=rodocop] It's not about OFFICIAL support for OSes. Mozilla must take care of really existing consumer's system configs even after official EOL - because they are widely used in real life. Drop supporting your old customers may lead to massive lost of market share of product so Mozilla would support older FF for some time.[/quote] well rodocop, you better hope Mozilla doesn't compile/make future versions of Firefox using MS Visual Studio 2010, which requires WinXP SP2 or better. there is [url=http://groups.google.com/group/mozilla.dev.planning/browse_thread/thread/be7d06905e82157f]some talk that Mozilla may plan to switch to MS VS 2010[/url].[/quote]
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