As you know, the companies responsible for some of the most popular browsers in the market are putting up measures in order to avoid that the latest versions can be installed on old equipment. The most striking has been the one that prevents Firefox or Chrome, for example, can be installed in Windows XP. However, measures in this regard are still being implemented. And if not, that is to say Mozilla.
The Foundation, which is responsible for the development of Firefox, has announced more rules so that their browser cannot be installed on older computers. Although that includes “banning” certain parts of the hardware that would be obsolete. The changes announced begin to run on Firefox 53, version that will be available in the coming weeks.
To begin, mention that users of Windows XP and Windows Vista will not be able to receive more updates. Of course, they will receive them regarding Firefox 52, and for a period of one year. The support will also be terminated on computers that have installed Mac OS X with 32-bit processors. In this way, only released versions that are compatible with 64-bit architectures.
The thing in terms of processors will move even more. And it is that Mozilla has confirmed that the support for the Pentium 4 and AMD Opteron is withdrawn, at least in its versions for Linux. In case you want to continue using the browser in any such distribution, it will be necessary to update the hardware.
Mozilla has put the batteries at the time of avoiding the Firefox execution in the older computers. Measures that will result in an improvement of the software and in optimizing the operation of the same.
Do not forget that Firefox 53 will be available, if all goes well, from next April 18. Remember that all these measures will be implemented, among others.