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Best Version of FireFox for older Win XP-SP3?

by ladytrickster / February 20, 2012 1:43 AM PST

I'm still a "dummie" and you guys have always been a great help! Just switched over to a new(er) system: Dell 8400, Win XP-SP3, 500gb HD, 3gb RAM; Pentium4 (put my old HD inside too).
Need to download some programs that my tech guy didn't - so - please: What's The Best Version of FireFox for my system? I've read all your reviews! I realize FF has multiple rapid-release versions (now up to v10, right?), but I just need one that's stable & not too fancy (not too 'minimalist' Chrome-looking either!). I have no mobile devices & don't need dozens of tabs open. I was thinking of doing ver-4. Wha'd'ya think? Simple is best. Thanks in advance for your advice.

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I think the latest one. Why?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 20, 2012 4:45 AM PST

Older versions may have known exploits that were not patched. So use the latest.

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I'm Using FF 10.0.2 Which Is The Latest...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 21, 2012 5:19 AM PST

...on all our XP SP3 machines. Most have only 1 GB of RAM... . It works fine and all the known "holes" are plugged.

Just my opinion...

Hope this helps.

Grif

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FireFox v10 - Will Do!
by ladytrickster / February 21, 2012 1:46 PM PST

Thanks R., & Thanks, Grif -
On your recommendation, I'll go for the latest.
Sounds stable & secure, and I've got plenty of RAM.
Thanks to my IT friend, who built the system for me... I'm whizzing along!

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Best Version of FireFox for older Win XP-SP3?
by baybreeze / February 24, 2012 9:37 AM PST

Definitely update it to the latest version. I have a PC running Win XP - SP3 and I use the latest version and make sure to apply all updates. I have no issues whatsoever. I also find that using Firefox is much quicker for me. I also have the latest versions of Chrome, IE, and Safari on my PC.

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FF Version 16 Hangs UP
by BudTuba / November 4, 2012 11:47 AM PST

I tried the advice to use the latest version of Firefox which is currently 16.0.2 I tried uninstalling and reinstalling three times and have concluded it is not friendly with WinXP. I then downloaded version 12 and it works fine with all my add-ons. When I use vers 16, it hangs on opening the first tabbed address and will not allow a new tab or even closing the current tab. I waited 5 minutes and it still was hung up.

No problems with version 12.

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Well, We're Running 16.0.2 On Lots Of XP's Here...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 5, 2012 1:37 AM PST
In reply to: FF Version 16 Hangs UP

All XP computers here have Service Pack 3 installed and although some have fairly old processors, they all have 1 GB of RAM.. No real problems running Firefox.. In our situation though, we don't run any special add-ons except for typical plugins like Adobe Reader, Flash, Java and a couple of media players..

As stated in the topic, we're running it fine.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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