September 25, 2020

Firefox 79 will drop support for macOS versions 10.9, 10.10 and 10.11

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Firefox 77 has been released for all users. With the acceleration of Mozilla’s development pace, it is expected that Firefox 78 will also be released at the end of this month. Firefox 78 is currently in beta, and users on Windows, Linux, and macOS can try it in advance.

Firefox 78 is expected to make major changes to Linux and macOS and will introduce some highly anticipated new features on Windows, the specific content can see the release notes page.

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Mozilla revealed that it has updated the minimum Linux system requirements in Firefox 78. Therefore, starting with this new version, the browser requires GNU libc 2.17, libstdc++ 4.8.1, and GTK + 3.14 or higher on the Linux distribution.

Another aspect worth noting is that for macOS users, Firefox 79 will give up support for macOS versions 10.9, 10.10 and 10.11. If users wish to continue to receive updates and security patches, it is recommended to switch to the Firefox ESR version. In other words, if the user continues to run an unsupported operating system version, Firefox 78 will be the last major update it receives, and Firefox 79 will no longer support the macOS versions 10.9, 10.10 and 10.11.