This thread is mostly a rant so please feel free to ignore if you so choose.
What is it lately with people asking for all these ancient versions of Firefox, Thunderbird et al? I'd like Firefox 1 for Windows 95 please! Um...No!
I can understand that some people are on older operating systems or older hardware and may simply not meet the requirements but I get the feeling most people are just doing it because they don't want change. Unfortunately for them change is a way of life and is gaining momentum along with technological advances. Sticking with something because you don't currently have any viable alternatives is one thing, but sticking with it because you're not willing to learn anything new is narrow-minded at best.
I depised XP when I first starting using it, often qualifying it as an operating system that Fisher Price would make, and I also strongly disliked Gimp too but I've learned to like them. Partly through choice but partly because I needed to use something up-to-date to avoid security issues/incompatibility etc. XP is going to die off in a few years and then I'll have to move on then. Oh well. Such is life.
Get with the program people and stop asking for Firefox Minus 2 edition for Windows for Workgroups, or worse Thunderbird Neanderthal Edition for MSDOS. I guess this issue can be extended beyond just computers. We hear a lot about how things have changed for the worse, but have they? Change will happen whether you want it or not so you might as well embrace it and try to work with it the best you can.
I feel a little better now.