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Windows 7: Mozilla to Force FF Update

16 May 2011   #11
Buddahfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

This auto-update is security update for sure.

Firefox 3.5 and possibly even 3.6x are not secure. They both use a basically outdated engine.

Staying on Firefox 3.x makes about as much sense as staying on Windows XP even XP SP3.

Besides
Quote:
"We are treating the automatic update checkbox enabled as a 'Yes, I want Mozilla to keep me updated,'" Legnitto wrote.
so people can opt out if they have some reason to continue to use an outdated Browser.


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16 May 2011   #12
Buddahfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Personas works with FF4 now and that has lots of themes.
Between the Personas and Addons it is no-problem unless there is a theme a user has a fetish about and it is not included in the Personas or Addons.
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16 May 2011   #13
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Buddahfan View Post
This auto-update is security update for sure.

Firefox 3.5 and possibly even 3.6x are not secure. They both use a basically outdated engine.

Staying on Firefox 3.x makes about as much sense as staying on Windows XP even XP SP3.

Besides
Quote:
"We are treating the automatic update checkbox enabled as a 'Yes, I want Mozilla to keep me updated,'" Legnitto wrote.
so people can opt out if they have some reason to continue to use an outdated Browser.
On the other hand you might wan't to delay an update until it had been shown to have no serious problems.
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16 May 2011   #14
fimble

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Buddahfan View Post
Between the Personas and Addons it is no-problem unless there is a theme a user has a fetish about and it is not included in the Personas or Addons.
Thats Me!! I'm a theme fetish!

Personas are, well in my opinion, fancy coloured toolbar backgrounds and not themes.
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16 May 2011   #15
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Buddahfan View Post
This auto-update is security update for sure.

Firefox 3.5 and possibly even 3.6x are not secure. They both use a basically outdated engine.

Staying on Firefox 3.x makes about as much sense as staying on Windows XP even XP SP3.

Besides
Quote:
"We are treating the automatic update checkbox enabled as a 'Yes, I want Mozilla to keep me updated,'" Legnitto wrote.
so people can opt out if they have some reason to continue to use an outdated Browser.
On the other hand you might wan't to delay an update until it had been shown to have no serious problems.
Exactly.
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17 May 2011   #16
bigcitycat

Windows Seven, Ubuntu
 
 

firefox 4 has all the themes you want.

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...at/Capture.png
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17 May 2011   #17
fimble

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigcitycat View Post
firefox 4 has all the themes you want.

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...at/Capture.png
But that looks like Personas to me, i.e Top toolbar only.
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17 May 2011   #18
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I prefer auto updating software to that which I have to find the updates for myself and update. Just works better for me. It's also better for the software maker when everybody is running the same version so they can be assured that people aren't experiencing old issues that they have already fixed.
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17 May 2011   #19
TCG

 
 

Just curious here, what are the pros to sticking with 3.5 that would otherwise make you cringe when you think about the v4 upgrade? ....other than the stated auto-update, which I understand both sides of the argument on.
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17 May 2011   #20
fimble

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Lack of speed. Since 3.6.6, which I'm running, it's getting slower. And slower. And slower. And bigger. And bigger. (Enough fimble!)

Ooops you said 3.5
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