Firefox is a wonderful open source web browser. As a result, it comes pre-loaded on many Linux-based operating systems, such as Ubuntu and Fedora. Yeah, some people choose to install Chromium or Chrome instead, but Mozilla’s offering remains a staple in the Linux community.
Unfortunately, it has been revealed that the Firefox web browser will no longer be compatible with some computers running a Linux-based operating system. You see, Mozilla has dropped support for certain Intel and AMD processors.
Buried in the release notes for the all-new Firefox 53, Mozilla drops the following bombshell:
“Ended Firefox Linux support for processors older than Pentium 4 and AMD Opteron”.
It is important to note that we are talking about some very old processors here, so many users won’t be impacted. With that said, Linux-based operating systems are often popular for those with ancient hardware, so there certainly will be some computers that are affected.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht