Firefox is considering extending support for Windows 7/8.1
Firefox browser is still struggling with when to stop supporting these old systems, whether to provide extended support versions to continue to provide support or to stop support directly. However, in terms of volume, the gap between Firefox and Google Chrome is too large, so Mozilla may continue to provide support to attract users to migrate browsers.
“I think that the following circumstances should be taken into account,” commented one user on Bugzilla. “We are still in a chip shortage and economic crisis that will make upgrading to a new computer or new version of Windows difficult. Most Linux distros have also dropped 32-bit support which will affect many Windows 7 machines such as Intel atom netbooks so switching to Linux won’t be a viable option either.”