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5:55 pm on Jul 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Firefox 3.0.12 Critical Patches [news.cnet.com]
Mozilla on Tuesday released Firefox 3.0.12, an update to the open-source browser that fixes five critical security vulnerabilities and fixes a handful of other bugs.

"We strongly recommend that all Firefox 3.0.x users upgrade to this latest release," Mozilla said on its developer blog. "If you already have Firefox 3, you will receive an automated update notification within 24 to 48 hours. This update can also be applied manually by selecting 'Check for Updates...' from the Help menu."

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I'm using version 3.5.1 and it is running great. Rumors are a new release 3.7 sometime.
11:46 pm on July 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

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From above source:
Mozilla is trying to move people to the newer Firefox 3.5, ... And Mozilla is pushing the new browser hard. Security and stability fixes for the 3.0.x series will end in January 2010.
12:39 am on July 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

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"This update can also be applied manually by selecting 'Check for Updates...' from the Help menu."

I don't get it, this is about a pushed update to 3.0; wouldn't a manual check result in being upgraded to 3.5?

On a related note, anyone know when 3.5.x will be pushed out as an auto-update?

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Is 3.0.x still the lesser of two evils in the FF family? I'm wondering whether a move to 3.5.x would be worthwhile yet.
2:18 am on July 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I'm using FF 3.5.1 on a Mac and it's been the most bug ridden version I've experienced in 4 years as a FF user.

The latest bug is when you are on dial-up, and the connection breaks or terminates, FF switches ITSELF to "Work offline" mode. So when you try to reconnect your dial-up connection, you get an error message advising you to deselect the Work Offline selection in the file menu. Infuriating!

Copying and pasting used to be fine, merely collecting in rtf now it tries to grab all the html too, and ruins pasting into a scratch pad like xPad.

I still prefer it to Safari, but only just...

Clearing cache has been made more cumbersome too.

3:08 am on July 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

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God, here I am being my usual "Neanderthal" self plugging along with Firefox 2.0.0.20 on Win98SE

I be a cretin... for sure.

Soon [maybe] my Win98SE will morph into:

Ubuntu

NO, as technologically as my brain is advanced, I don't get trapped into all the latest "all singing, all dancing, best bang for a buck gizmo's". I also don't get the usual list of problems. Call me stupid.

In short, after a cuppla of years of good reports, bugs fixed, then I move into something new.

OK I'm a fuddy duddy!

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Blimey Ian, a one word warning: Security
4:25 am on July 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

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In all these years I've never had a problem. Nor do I expect one.

OK I live behind firewalls.

Oh, I've only relatively recently begun using Firefox again because it appears fairly immune to stupid sites obsessed with "Flash".

At least it [Firefox] is courteous enough to ask something like:

"a script is not working etc"... carry on.

IE6 just does a dummy spit.

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"In all these years I've never had a problem."

...that you are aware of.

"Nor do I expect one."

You'll be sorry old chap :)

7:28 am on July 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Soon [maybe] my Win98SE will morph into: Ubuntu

Most Linux distros do not put new versions of apps in the repos (except for an optional cutting edge backports repo) until they release a new version of the distro - but they do backport security fixes.

You sound appropriately enough for the name, like you should be a Debian Stable user - slow to upgrade, but very reliable.

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This is getting worse that IE.
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Anyone running FF 3.5 with Roboform notice its slow?