Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Sep 2005 12:20 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones The Mozilla Foundation plans to "shortly" release new versions of its Firefox and Mozilla Web browsers to address a recently disclosed serious security bug as well as several additional flaws, a representative said Wednesday.
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RE: jesus...
by on Thu 15th Sep 2005 13:07 UTC in reply to "jesus..."

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Can't we have diffs or something? I'm tired of updating every month.

I feel for you, I really really do. Perhaps you should consider getting an extra 3 hours of sleep every night, that way you will have plenty of energy for when the incredibly tiring Firefox update rolls around. Make sure you rest your index finger too, because you will likely hyperextend it by clicking Next Next Next Next once a month.

:)

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RE[2]: jesus...
by tiiim on Thu 15th Sep 2005 13:15 in reply to "RE: jesus..."
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2005-09-02

well as the article says there is not the perfect secure browser out their we have all been lead to believe. There will also be another way through. If you travel 20 years in the future the probs we have today will be very tame compared to what they get. (Biological-software implentations brain central virus/hack anyone?)

What is really silly, depsite their obivous problems, everytime IE gets a prob we will happily cause a riot and bashing over it. But when firefox gets a prob we quietly tuck it under the carpet. Even though both companies do release patches.

And no im not being bias i use neither browser.

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RE[3]: jesus...
by eMagius on Thu 15th Sep 2005 13:42 in reply to "RE[2]: jesus..."
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2005-07-06

While there may not be a 100% safe browser, there are browsers that are much safer than the MSHTML or Mozilla Gecko-based ones.

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RE[2]: jesus...
by on Thu 15th Sep 2005 13:16 in reply to "RE: jesus..."
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I feel for you, I really really do. Perhaps you should consider getting an extra 3 hours of sleep every night, that way you will have plenty of energy for when the incredibly tiring Firefox update rolls around. Make sure you rest your index finger too, because you will likely hyperextend it by clicking Next Next Next Next once a month.

Of course, there is the problem where half or more of your extensions break. That is what REALLY makes upgrading Firefox a pain in the ass. Of course, it probably won't happen this itme, but you never can tell ...

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RE[3]: jesus...
by on Thu 15th Sep 2005 13:35 in reply to "RE[2]: jesus..."
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I actually just upgraded to 1.5 and none of my extensions broke. ;)

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RE[3]: jesus...
by Sargonas on Thu 15th Sep 2005 16:47 in reply to "RE[2]: jesus..."
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2005-09-15

"Of course, there is the problem where half or more of your extensions break. That is what REALLY makes upgrading Firefox a pain in the ass. Of course, it probably won't happen this itme, but you never can tell ..."

I agree this is my one major problem with Fx. I updated to 1.5b1 and it broke compatability with all but 4 of my 17 extensions. That was when some one clued me into:
http://users.blueprintit.co.uk/~dave/web/firefox/buildid/nightly.ht...

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RE[2]: jesus...
by VenomousGecko on Thu 15th Sep 2005 15:33 in reply to "RE: jesus..."
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2005-07-06

Maybe for Joe Home User it isnt a problem, but when you have 100 machines running Firefox and you are IT support, running around to all the machines to update them is kind of a pain. Soon, hopefully, we will just be able to issue an email to all and tell them to click the red arrow and have it update with a patch. Ahhhhh to dream...

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RE[3]: jesus...
by on Thu 15th Sep 2005 15:50 in reply to "RE[2]: jesus..."
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I believe that 1.5 has .diff patch support.

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RE[4]: jesus...
by on Thu 15th Sep 2005 17:34 in reply to "RE[2]: jesus..."
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run around to 100 machines to install a patch?

what the hell kind of IT department are you running? Did you know that you can do it all from ONE STATION? I'm not even in IT and I know that.

Prepare to be outsourced.

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