Re: FF ESR?
On 4/22/17 7:45 AM, Desiree wrote:
On 4/21/2017 7:09 PM, Andy wrote:
Yes it is but its created for those of us who still use windows 7
ESR versions are intended for enterprises which cannot adapt to Fx
rapid release since Fx 4. If you subscribe to the Fx ESR ListServe
you will see that most users are large enterprises worldwide not
individual users. The first ESR version was version 10. Yes, anyone
can download and use an ESR version but it is NOT intended for those
individuals still using older OSes but rather for enterprises that
frequently are using Windows 7 but may be on Windows 10, etc.
Its in the FAQ'S about the ESR relise channel.
Thats how i found out about it:)
I use it with Windows 8 Pro and I abandoned regular Fx when ESR first
came out because I hated the rapid release that Mozilla chose (very
unwisely I think) back then for regular Fx. I far prefer to not have
constant changes sprung on me especially where most of the changes are
just for the sake of change and further ruining of Fx. With ESR, I
have a year before I have to decide if I want the new, mostly
ridiculous, changes and I get security fixes during that year. So, I
have found ESR to be be far superior to regular Fx for my needs since
ESR inception. I am on Fx 45.9 ESR currently. Version 52.x will be
pushed internally on June 13 althogh I my decline it and stay with
version 45 as my final Fx version.
It was not intended for users using outdated and unsupported operating
systems, but instead of dropping users entirely, decided to update those
users to a separate ESR so they can continue to use Firefox until
In mid-2017, a final support end date will be announced based on the
number of users still on Windows XP and Vista.
Migrated Firefox users on Windows XP and Windows Vista operating
to the extended support release (ESR) version of Firefox.
Windows XP and Vista are no longer supported. XP and Vista users
running Firefox 52
will continue to receive security updates on Firefox ESR 52.
32-bit Mac OS X is no longer supported. 32-bit Mac OS X users can
switch to Firefox ESR 52
<https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/organizations/faq/> to continue
receiving security updates.
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