Mozilla Firefox 53.0 official release: Stop to support Windows XP & Vista

Sometimes abbreviated as FF, Firefox was first introduced September 23, 2002 and later as Firefox 1.0 on November 9, 2004. Mozilla’s next generation of browsers that include such great features as tabbed browsing, popup blocking, and other features not found in other browsers at the time. The picture is an example picture of Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7.
Mozilla Firefox became a popular alternative to Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 when users began looking for browsers that would do a better job preventing spyware. Since then, Firefox continues to grow in popularity but has more competition with the introduction of Google Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox 53 released today. On this version, the multi-process architecture enabled by default, if the browser does not support multi-process extension is installed, then the browser will still use a single process. It is important to start with version 53, Firefox to stop support for Windows XP and Vista, which means that if you want to use a later version of Firefox will upgrade to Windows 7 and above versions.

Change log

New

Improved graphics stability for Windows users with the addition of compositor process separation (Quantum Compositor)

Two new ‘compact’ themes available in Firefox, dark and light, based on the Firefox Developer Edition theme

Lightweight themes are now applied in private browsing windows

Reader Mode now available estimated reading time for the page

Windows 7+ users on 64-bit OS can select 32-bit or 64-bit versions in the stub installer

Changed

Permission notifications have a cleaner design and can not be missed

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. Firefox is now a 64-bit only Mac OS X application

Updates for Mac OS X are smaller in size compared to updates for Firefox 52

Media playback on new tabs is blocked until the tab is visible

The last few characters of shortened tab titles fade out instead of being replaced by ellipses to keep more of the title visible

New visual design for audio and video controls

Ended Firefox Linux support for processors older than Pentium 4 and AMD Opteron

Media playback on new tabs is blocked until the tab is visible

Developer

Changes for web developers

Support for WebM video with alpha, which allow playing videos with transparent backgrounds

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