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Windows 7: Firefox 3.5.3 leads 10 million people to download Flash

18 Sep 2009   #1
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Firefox 3.5.3 leads 10 million people to download Flash

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In addition to fixing 43 bugs (nine critical), Firefox 3.5.3 warns users if they are using outdated versions of Adobe's Flash Player. Mozilla simply tossed a notice up on Firefox's update page to inform people who might be using old versions of Flash unknowingly. That decision reportedly lead about 10 million users to download up-to-date software from Adobe's website.
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18 Sep 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Thanks Aaron

I did have the old flash and upgraded. nice idea.
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18 Sep 2009   #3
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
nice idea.
+1

but I bet Adobe wasn't too happy about it. They were probably scrambling to keep the servers online.
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18 Sep 2009   #4
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
nice idea.
+1

but I bet Adobe wasn't too happy about it. They were probably scrambling to keep the servers online.
If so that is 10 million less people that were susceptible to flaws of the older versions of flash...if this prevents a future issue than I think Adobe will be glad
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18 Sep 2009   #5
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That's the idea, and I'm sure Adobe worked with Mozilla on it.
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18 Sep 2009   #6
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

I think you're giving Adobe too much credit. I bet this idea came entirely from the Mozilla folks.

Adobe is still handing out vulnerable versions of Acrobat reader on their main servers.
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18 Sep 2009   #7
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Not giving anyone credit, simply saying that I'm sure Mozilla got some sort of permission from Adobe to do this.

I don't think Adobe would be unaware of it and be unhappy because suddenly they had a big increase of users installing newer versions of flash.
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18 Sep 2009   #8
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Yeah see I'm assuming Adobe didn't know anything about it.

I guess this 10 million downloads of flash player isn't all at the same time either. But that is what actually happens in Firefox's case (i.e. when people upgrade to a new release of Firefox).
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18 Sep 2009   #9
Da Ripper

Windows 7
 
 

that's nice.... informing teh public...
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