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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."
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.
I be a cretin... for sure.
Soon [maybe] my Win98SE will morph into:
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!
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.
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.