Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Sep 2005 11:16 UTC, submitted by ajam
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7, a security and stability update to the flagship Mozilla browser, is now available for download. Fixes are included for the international domain name link buffer overflow vulnerability and the Linux command line URL parsing flaw. There are also other security and stability changes. Download here, release notes here.
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v Who cares now that Opera is free...
by Anonymous on Wed 21st Sep 2005 12:47 UTC
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Opera is more secure and faster too.

I love how now it's all of a sudden anti-FF, instead of anti-IE ;) .

Seriously now, there's a place for all. To each his own, sonny.

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ma_d Member since:
2005-06-29

No! There is no place for IE until 7 comes out!

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raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

No! There is no place for IE PERIOD

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sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

We wouldn't have XMLHttpRequest and a lot of DHTML stuff if it weren't for IE.

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bogomipz Member since:
2005-07-11

People that like OSS care, and so do the ones that prefer a GTK-only desktop.

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Joe User Member since:
2005-06-29

"Who is to say that it will remain that way?"

The Opera staff said it is a permanent decision. And it makes sense.

http://my.opera.com/community/forums/findpost.pl?id=1088831

And too late to release Firefox. Opera is out and it's better.

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Anonymous Member since:
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*LOL*

Firefox IS out and has a much larger user base than Opera has. And Firefox has been out for quite a while by now. Just FYI.

dylansmrjones

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unoengborg Member since:
2005-07-06


"The Opera staff said it is a permanent decision. And it makes sense."


You mean that it is a permanent decision by the current owners of Opera. Even if the current owners will honor that until end of time, there is nothing that says that will be the case if the company producing Opera was sold.

Thats why permanent get a whole different meaning if we are talking free software. If you have the code, and the right to modify and redistribute, things are a lot more permanent.

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Anonymous Member since:
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Who cares. If they change it and I have to pay for Opera I have the option to go back to Firefox. It's not brain surgery. Actually in Operas case I would just pay for the new version anyway. I don't just use apps because they're free. I use them because they're better.

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1.0.7
by Sparrowhawk on Wed 21st Sep 2005 12:58 UTC
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2005-07-11

So far so good. All my usual sites work as normal, all of my extensions work too.

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RE: Who cares now that Opera is free...
by Anonymous on Wed 21st Sep 2005 13:00 UTC
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>I love how now it's all of a sudden anti-FF, instead of anti-IE ;) .

FF is still superior to IE.

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Proved their point
by DigitalAxis on Wed 21st Sep 2005 13:15 UTC
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2005-08-28

Well, they seem to have proven their point to Symantec about getting things patched faster. Granted, that IDN exploit was around for a week or two, but they fixed that AND the scripting bug that came out... three days ago?

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RE: Who cares now that Opera is free...
by Anonymous on Wed 21st Sep 2005 13:25 UTC
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People that like OSS care, and so do the ones that prefer a GTK-only desktop.

That's true, especially for OSS. But if you really prefer a GTK-only desktop, FF is better used as the backend for a browser like Galeon or Epiphany.

That xul interface is not exactly native GTK...

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But it still uses GTK widgets and depends on GTK2 to run on *nixes. It fits nicely into my Gnome/XFce4 GTK2 desktop and it doen't have some of the problems that Epiphany and Galeon have on my system. If you use them to read a local HTML file they become detached process running wild consuming CPU time and have to be killed manually.

I have Firefox as my default browser. It's nice to use the same browser at home on GNU/Linux as at work on Win XP.

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It seems fairly restricted
by Anonymous on Wed 21st Sep 2005 14:20 UTC
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Is this how it works: click on a link in another app with Firefox not open, invoke shell script which opens FF, passes the command through?

If this is so, cutting and pasting from kmail or other client is not a risk, because FF has already been opened. Click on a link in Kmail with the automatic invocation of Konqueror is not a risk because doesn't invoke the FF script. Obviously should be fixed for all the RH users, but its a subset of FF users on Linux, probably those who are using Gnome and Evolution?

You'd have to be pretty desperate for customers to try releasing exploits from this in the wild.

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1.07 borks on OSX
by caulktel on Wed 21st Sep 2005 16:48 UTC
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2005-09-21

I downloaded and installed 1.07 twice to my Mac Mini, and it crashes everytime you launch it. Must not have had any Macs to test on.

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RE: 1.07 borks on OSX
by Anonymous on Wed 21st Sep 2005 20:07 UTC in reply to "1.07 borks on OSX"
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In the release notes; there is a special section on OS X. As well as "Extension and Themes".

Check the release notes:

http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/releases/1.0.7.html

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RE: 1.07 borks on OSX
by Anonymous on Thu 22nd Sep 2005 02:24 UTC in reply to "1.07 borks on OSX"
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Downloaded and installed 1.07 on my Mac Mini and iMac G5. No crash so far. They must have tested it very well on osX!

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DigitalAxis Member since:
2005-08-28

In the words of Jon Stewart: Whaaaaaaaaa?

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Anonymous
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There is no browser to rule them all,
It's good to have choice.
I have Opera and Firefox, I use Opera mainly.

I use Firefox at Uni, becauce that is what they use on there Windows and Mac boxes.
Opera or Firefox it is all yummy goodness.

They know tab browsering is the way to go.
IE is the only basket case browser.

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Javascript
by Anonymous on Thu 22nd Sep 2005 08:29 UTC
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How long till Opera supports more Javascript?

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RE: Javascript
by sappyvcv on Thu 22nd Sep 2005 08:45 UTC in reply to "Javascript"
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2005-07-06

What exactly does it not support that you're hoping for? It's ECMAScript support is superb.

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Upgrade
by Anonymous on Fri 23rd Sep 2005 22:12 UTC
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I have Mozilla/FireFox 1.0 and have been running it for 9 months or so. If I download the 1.0.7, will it replace my current version OR will it upgrade my current version.

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hey!!!!!
by Anonymous on Sat 24th Sep 2005 11:30 UTC
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You're all a bunch of nerds!!!!!!

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