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Windows 7: Mozilla to Force FF Update

01 Jun 2011   #41
DalekOverSeer

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

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It's simple to me. Who ever owns the computer should make the choice. If a company wants to make their browser more secure then by all means go for it. Changing where all the little buttons and toots and whistles are located is not a upgrade to me. It's nothing but window dressing B/S. I tried FF4 and it lost all my settings and I didn't care to hunt and peck for 2 weeks trying to get it like I wanted it. Just because a program is free doesn't give the company the right to make my choices for me.
wtf ? what a nice way to think,..


thats shit, theres no stopping it though we'll be with Chrome 20 , IE 10 , Firefox 6 by the end of the year so yea go ahead and cry with your FF3.6

AND HELL, hopefully Windows 8
you know layback bear is right it is his computer and it should be his decision if he upgrades or not. however if i'm on say ff 5 and i notice he's on say 3.6 i'm apt not to have anything to do with him because he's using an outdated browser that is most likely no longer safe to use.


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01 Jun 2011   #42
Phone Man

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DalekOverSeer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
It's simple to me. Who ever owns the computer should make the choice. If a company wants to make their browser more secure then by all means go for it. Changing where all the little buttons and toots and whistles are located is not a upgrade to me. It's nothing but window dressing B/S. I tried FF4 and it lost all my settings and I didn't care to hunt and peck for 2 weeks trying to get it like I wanted it. Just because a program is free doesn't give the company the right to make my choices for me.
wtf ? what a nice way to think,..


thats shit, theres no stopping it though we'll be with Chrome 20 , IE 10 , Firefox 6 by the end of the year so yea go ahead and cry with your FF3.6

AND HELL, hopefully Windows 8
you know layback bear is right is is his computer and it should be his decision if he upgrades or not. however if i'm on say ff 5 and i notice he's on say 3.6 i'm apt not to have anything to do with him because he's using an outdated browser that most likely no longer safe to use.
Apparently some of you have not read the article. You have a choice to upgrade or not. FF options can be set to not update or to notify you when an update is available. Its still your choice. As far as FF GUI that is the choice of the developers and if you don't like it there are lots of other browsers available (also free). If you want to change FF do your own version as it is Open Source and you can do what you want with it. Google the web and you will find other versions of FF like Blue Moon and others that may suit you.

Jim
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01 Jun 2011   #43
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cmd187 View Post
Upgrade. Kill old versions of software and hardware. Above all, kill XP.
I don't see any idea to kill Windows XP. XP is the most completed OS you can get. When it was perfect.. Windows 7 came.

People should have this optional and I don't see any idea in removing it.

Best Regards,
FredeGail
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01 Jun 2011   #44
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Apparently some of you have not read the article. You have a choice to upgrade or not. FF options can be set to not update or to notify you when an update is available. Its still your choice. As far as FF GUI that is the choice of the developers and if you don't like it there are lots of other browsers available (also free). If you want to change FF do your own version as it is Open Source and you can do what you want with it. Google the web and you will find other versions of FF like Blue Moon and others that may suit you.

Jim
For now. But what if they decide to force from 3.5-3.6 to 4.0+? It's the beginning of a slippery slope.
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01 Jun 2011   #45
cmd187

Debian Squeeze Stable 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FredeGail View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cmd187 View Post
Upgrade. Kill old versions of software and hardware. Above all, kill XP.
I don't see any idea to kill Windows XP. XP is the most completed OS you can get. When it was perfect.. Windows 7 came.

People should have this optional and I don't see any idea in removing it.

Best Regards,
FredeGail
It has no support for Direct X or 11, doesn't support GPT partitions, and is horribly insecure and ugly.
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01 Jun 2011   #46
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

I wish all software updates, upgrades, etc. were forced. I am so tired of seeing people's computer missing updates because there were too paranoid to install them.
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02 Jun 2011   #47
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

FF4 is fine... but I do agree that Mozilla should just stop FF3.5 support and let anyone use it. What harm can it do? And I'm using FF5 (beta) at the moment and it's no different from FF4. :/
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02 Jun 2011   #48
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cmd187 View Post

It has no support for Direct X or 11, doesn't support GPT partitions, and is horribly insecure and ugly.
>.> I honestly dont even see a dignified reason for this post.... what about business purposes. There are still systems running in business that use windows 2000, and earlier. Why? Because it can cost Millions if not more to upgrade an IT infrastructure. Some places have custom made software that was made to run on an older system, why replace soemthing when it works. Thats the way I look at it. Yes I am a Win 7 Fanatic, but I dont slander other peoples choices for their OS unless its an apple OS.
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02 Jun 2011   #49
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cmd187 View Post

It has no support for Direct X or 11, doesn't support GPT partitions, and is horribly insecure and ugly.
>.> I honestly dont even see a dignified reason for this post.... what about business purposes. There are still systems running in business that use windows 2000, and earlier. Why? Because it can cost Millions if not more to upgrade an IT infrastructure. Some places have custom made software that was made to run on an older system, why replace soemthing when it works. Thats the way I look at it. Yes I am a Win 7 Fanatic, but I dont slander other peoples choices for their OS unless its an apple OS.
Too true. Although I'm a Windows 7 fan too, Windows XP works and on top of that, it's really good. I'd even go far to say it's better than W7 (performance wise).
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02 Jun 2011   #50
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JaidynM View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cmd187 View Post

It has no support for Direct X or 11, doesn't support GPT partitions, and is horribly insecure and ugly.
>.> I honestly dont even see a dignified reason for this post.... what about business purposes. There are still systems running in business that use windows 2000, and earlier. Why? Because it can cost Millions if not more to upgrade an IT infrastructure. Some places have custom made software that was made to run on an older system, why replace soemthing when it works. Thats the way I look at it. Yes I am a Win 7 Fanatic, but I dont slander other peoples choices for their OS unless its an apple OS.
Too true. Although I'm a Windows 7 fan too, Windows XP works and on top of that, it's really good. I'd even go far to say it's better than W7 (performance wise).
I don't think the XP upgrade problem would be so big if Vista hadn't been perceived as such a disaster. Upgrading one level of OS is generally easier than 2 or more.
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