Hi. Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but I'm very computer illiterate. Unfortunately Firefox 3.6 (which I'm content with) apparently won't be maintained with secu… (read more)
Hi. Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but I'm very computer illiterate.
Unfortunately Firefox 3.6 (which I'm content with) apparently won't be maintained with security updates much longer. So I checked out the system requirements for the new version, and it looks like I'm right on the edge.
The label on my 8-year old computer says:
3000+ AMD Athlon XP Processor (2.16GHZ) 512 MB RAM PC2700 DDR SDRAM memory
I have no idea what that version of AMD is equivalent to in Pentium, and 512 MB is exactly what is listed in the recommended hardware for the new version.
Will firefox run at all on my system, or will it just run slower than before? (It said recommended software, not minimum). I don't use the Net for watching videos or playing games or anything fancy. I just do some simple browsing on a few sites. Believe it or not, I'm still on dial-up. I would hate to have to buy a brand new computer just to use Firefox, but I'd also hate to switch browsers (used to use Explorer and hated it).
So do I need to buy a new computer, or will the new version still work on mine? I also saw an article on here about high memory usage, detailing a few ways to decrease memory use. Would those be enough to make a difference, or is my system just too old?
Any help I could get would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.