Low and behold there I was happily
surfing the Net and up pops this box saying Firefox 6.0B1 is ready to install, like it or not.
Installed with a little help from the installer. (see below) However this release is so hurried or has so little change form 5.0 that even though the release is identified as 6.0 under Help ----About Firefox the introductory page that you get when Firefox updates says "Welcome to Firefox 5"
Four more things.
1. Out of my 20+ addons only two were incompatible with the update and I can live without those two as they only provide some nice to know but not necessary to know information.
2. The update updated to the Program Files(x86)\Mozilla Firefox\ directory. I guess with all of these updates Mozilla has dropped the release number from the Firefox top folder name.
3. The auto install did not work for me, my guess is due to security restrictions. However I went to the Beta website
, 6.0 is now there, downloaded the installer and installed 6.0B1 with that. No problems so far.
4. Since this installed into the Program Files (x86) directory path this version of Firefox 6.0B1 that I installed is the x32 version. I tried installing the 6.0 Aurora x64 on one computer a month or so ago. While it installed I couldn't get it to work so I just uninstalled it. I will stay with x32 for now. I don't know if there is as of yet a 6.0B1 for the x64 version.
P.S. I wonder what the odds are that someone will start a new thread on the 6.0B1 release. Just wondering