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    WinXP browser?

    I have at least a 24 machines running WinXP and I have no intention of updating the OS+
    when they are working fine doing basic functions that won't benefit from an upgrade. As
    these machines die, they will be replaced as needed. The key now is to keep the machines
    reasonably safe during simple browsing -- they are all POSReady.

    It seems Opera, PaleMoon, Chrome, IE and now FireFox [as of Sept 2017] have dropped support for WinXP.

    Do you know of any other browsers that still support WinXP? I have heard that LunaScape works but I have no idea if its safe or any good.

    [PS: lets not discuss the joys of Win10 or Linux -- I have them, use them and they work fine but I'm not spending $, time or training
    to upgrade old machines that work]

    Thanks for your input.
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    c(π*199780) Senior Member c627627's Avatar
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    Just to clarify: in a few months, Firefox user numbers under Windows XP (and Vista) will be reassessed... and a final support end date will be announced after that, so hopefully Firefox will extended support past Sep 2017.

    Since Security Patches for Windows XP will be available until 2019 - it's not unreasonable to expect Mozilla to extend Windows XP support because of all the people in the world who use the registry tweak to continue to get security updates for Windows XP.

    We'll see, anything can happen, but this is a great question.
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    As far as i know Opera still runs on WinXP, but if not you can grab earlier versions of the major browsers at http://www.oldapps.com/index.php
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    Opera stopped support with version 36.
    I think the original poster is asking for a browser with continued updates.
    Firefox has not made the official September announcement yet, that's your best bet.
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    http://alternativeto.net/list/update...for-windows-xp

    "With version 50, Chrome ended support for XP"

    "Firefox is of course the first alternative to consider if you want to replace Chrome, but Mozilla announced Firefox 52 will be the last version supporting XP and Vista. Security updates will be released until September 2017."

    "Opera, which is Chromium-based, announced that the last version for XP will be Opera 36, but support will continue with security and crash fixes. This is probably the best choice if you want to migrate from Chrome with few hassles and no radical changes."


    I have never heard of any of the others with the exception of Lunascape but i wasn't the slightest bit impressed when i tried it out a few months back
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    Yea, this page https://blog.mozilla.org/futurerelea...-xp-and-vista/
    is now superseded by this one, they've decided, it's over for Windows XP:
    https://support.mozilla.org/t5/Insta...sta/ta-p/31270



    EDIT: NOT YET, They haven't made the final decision yet, but will this summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c627627 View Post
    Yea, this page https://blog.mozilla.org/futurerelea...-xp-and-vista/
    is now superseded by this one, they've decided, it's over for Windows XP:
    https://support.mozilla.org/t5/Insta...sta/ta-p/31270

    If I read the 2nd link right, they are not going to add features to firefox after ver 52, but they will continue to add security updates until Sept 2017 after which
    they will decided based upon use. We have to wait and see the outcome of that.

    Meantime winxp people use your firefox !!!
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    Upon detailed reading it seems that the original info stands:
    In mid-2017, a final support end date will be announced based on the number of users still on Windows XP and Vista.

    But Firefox is definitely the one last option for Windows XP.
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