Why shouldn’t we intentionally disable Windows 9x support in that release [Firefox 2] as well, even if it’s not necessary for technical reasons?
And people came up with several good reasons why we shouldn’t :-) Among them:
- Windows 9x have a much smaller network attack surface due to its limited functionality
- People can run firewalls to mitigate the problem
- Windows isn’t free-as-in-beer, and some people won’t pay to upgrade
- If they can’t use Firefox 2, they’ll use Firefox 1.5 or IE and that’ll be even worse.
So… how about the Firefox start page warns them that they are using an insecure and end-of-lifed OS? Or should we adopt the attitude that it’s not our problem?