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Windows 7: Firefox To Drop Version Numbers Entirely

15 Aug 2011   #1
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 
Firefox To Drop Version Numbers Entirely

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It is no secret that the purpose of browser version numbers have been called into question with the introduction of rapid release processes. Google already said that version numbers are irrelevant for the consumer, but Mozilla apparently wants to go a step further by removing them entirely from mainstream eyes.
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Firefox is in decline.


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15 Aug 2011   #2
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

/Me makes the sound of a flipper loudly smacking his forehead...
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15 Aug 2011   #3
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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15 Aug 2011   #4
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I suppose that if one believes that they should always have the most current version of a program, and that they really don't need to know what to call it, then I guess that numbers would be irrelevant...but I'm not of that mindset.
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15 Aug 2011   #5
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

The first thing that is required when asking for support - "What version are you running"
Come on Man - Don't get stuck on stupid.

Jim
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15 Aug 2011   #6
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You'll supposedly still be able to go into about:support and see the version number or just click on Troubleshooting Information in the same spot as About Firefox (unless they take that way also), but it's not going to be apparent on the surface.

Q: What version of FF are you using?
A: I don't know...it says the latest..

Go to Help in the Menu/Troubleshooting Information - which will take you to about:support or
Type about:support into your address bar/click OK on I'll be careful...blah blah blah
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15 Aug 2011   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

As long as the add-ons work with the new "unknown" versions of the software, I would be alright. What I don't like about the quick versioning changes is having to override the system to convince it an old add-on should still continue to function.
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15 Aug 2011   #8
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
You'll supposedly still be able to go into about:support and see the version number
Yeah, when I read that I thought "for how long will you be able to do that?" If they are willing to take the version number out of the "About box," they won't hesitate to remove every trace of it down the road.
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15 Aug 2011   #9
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I don't even know what to think of that...
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15 Aug 2011   #10
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Won't be long before it goes the way of Netscape at this rate unfortunately.
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