Linked by telns on Thu 14th Feb 2013 21:26 UTC
SGI and IRIX Firefox 3.0.19 is being beta tested on IRIX. Yeah, I know, Firefox 3.x is really old. But this is a big deal for IRIX users, who have been stuck on Firefox 2.0.22 for years. With this breakthrough, I expect to see 3.5 or 3.6 follow soon. Not sure how much more recent than that can be accomplished.
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RE[2]: IRIX users?
by bassbeast on Mon 18th Feb 2013 11:13 UTC in reply to "RE: IRIX users?"
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I think he was just being curious and I will say I am too, I mean why would you want to put a decade plus IRIX system on the net? I mean I can see wanting to play with the OS for old times sake but what is the point of porting a really old version of FF to it?

it can't be for security reasons, there have been too many releases since 3.x, not to mention I doubt seriously anybody is writing bugs for IRIX systems anymore. Can't really be for features as its not like FF 3.x on MIPS is gonna be running flash or playing HTML V5, so why? why not just use whatever browser the last version of IRIX came with and call it a day?

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