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Firefox 3.6 Users to Get Nudged to Upgrade to 8 on Nov 17

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November 9, 2011 12:36:17 AM

Version 7 has been really buggy for me which is strange as previous editions have been super stable.
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November 9, 2011 12:39:01 AM

I consider myself a pretty hardcore tech user, but upgrading your browser every month just gets ridiculous.
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November 9, 2011 12:45:41 AM

Version 3 was the last proper Firefox in my opinion. Everything since then has been a mess...
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November 9, 2011 1:03:57 AM

Well it's a bigger version number, 8 which is much higher than the old and boring 3! So it's got to be alot better Right?. .... Right?
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November 9, 2011 1:18:51 AM

I went back from 4 to 3 because 4 refused to install any add ons. Have they fixed that yet?
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November 9, 2011 1:19:27 AM

Why stop at 8? Why not just name it "Firefox 5000"?
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November 9, 2011 1:27:45 AM

Firefox 360. Coming next year.
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November 9, 2011 2:15:00 AM

Probably all the Sony laptop users that hacked Firefox 3.6's title bar to say netscape so their web gestures would work with their stupid Alps mousepad!
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November 9, 2011 2:15:52 AM

Don't know what the fuzz about Firefox being buggy and crashing a lot is. I got the most recent version and have not crashed once. Everythign works perfect. Perhaps get rid of those shitty addons? That's a start. Btw I have Noscript and adblock, nothing else
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November 9, 2011 2:27:07 AM

firefox still rocks and at least it doesnt send my every move to google
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November 9, 2011 2:53:47 AM

Cool, although I don't know why they are upgrading it to 8 since my 7.0.1 has not run into any problems yet.
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November 9, 2011 2:58:01 AM

Updated it, and seems a little heavier on the Memory....
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November 9, 2011 3:16:41 AM

FF8 seems to be running a little bit lighter for me, but not by much. Maybe 10-15% smaller working set.
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November 9, 2011 3:40:32 AM

qu3beckerFirefox 360. Coming next year.

Nope I bet they'd have to skip that number. M$ might sue em.
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Anonymous
November 9, 2011 5:00:59 AM

I'm fine with 3.5. So far it works and there's been no reason to update. Furthermore I HATE frequent and forced updating. It's been a problem with my PS3/PSP as well. Update when the need arises, not just because you need something to do.
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Anonymous
November 9, 2011 5:36:48 AM

how can i update to 8 when my company only able to support 3.6 for SAP Portal?
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Anonymous
November 9, 2011 6:11:35 AM

Mozilla, give me Vertical Tab browsing + coloring tabs + group&colapse tabs with new version and I will jump in no time.
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November 9, 2011 6:55:40 AM

I still personally use 3.6 since some of my add-ons are not supported in later versions. I use firefox throttle for limiting my upload rates (so I don't bog down the game server hosted on my network) as well as an IE8 skin (don't hate, I just enjoy the functionality and feel of the IE interface). Niether of these add-ons have updated for newer versions.

But I guess it might finally be time to move on... *sigh* =/
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November 9, 2011 7:12:59 AM

Am going to upgrade right now. Firefox 3.6 sucks. It will freezes frequently and closes after it.
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November 9, 2011 10:06:39 AM

My first impressions on Firefox 8 are quite positive. Download time was fast (6.8MB of code) and the browser start-up time is now very small. During the first activation you get a add-on migration screen asking if you still want the add-ons not still compatible with version 8. If you tick Yes in one of them, you are warned that Firefox will get them for you as soon as they become available. Nice feature!

Just curious: will this article author finally get the correct market share numbers for Firefox or will he still be confused and all over the place?
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November 9, 2011 11:04:54 AM

I haven't had any problems with 7 or 8. I am using the pre-release 8 at the moment and it works fine.
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Anonymous
November 9, 2011 12:44:16 PM

Today's upgrade to 3.6.24 is the nudge to upgrade to F8, because it doesn't work. Ha, ha! It hung all night and I just managed to 'upgrade' to 3.6.21 which was/is stable for me. Old versions of Firefox available from : http://www.oldversion.com/Mozilla-Firefox.html
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November 9, 2011 12:46:36 PM

Currently using 7.0.1 without any problems. It doesn't bother me having to upgrade every few weeks since I hardly use Firefox as often as Opera or Chrome.
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November 9, 2011 2:03:46 PM

Do we know if this is targeting linux as well? Most of those seem to have 3.x and believe it has the most up to date version.
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November 9, 2011 2:34:24 PM

I think any new release should be treated as an update and not a new browser. Everytime I open Chrome has something new. Firefox should not ask either... and its user stop complaining about Firefox numbers! Its the same browser, better than ever. And love its extensions, cant live without:
HTTPS-Everywhere
Adblock Plus
Downthemall
Video Download Helper

Chrome was fast, but las night 10 pages opened with some videos eat 1gb of ram... so I went back to Firefox.
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November 9, 2011 3:36:59 PM

huron said:
Do we know if this is targeting linux as well? Most of those seem to have 3.x and believe it has the most up to date version.

Yes, linux versions are available as well. The issue with many Linux distros only having 3.6 is because many distros only offer firefox packages using FF 3.6 (*cough* Ubuntu *cough*). Most people have to wait until their distro backports a newer version of FF or they can download a build directly from Mozila.
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November 9, 2011 4:06:12 PM

I would love to upgrade to 8 but every release since 3.6 crashes on my work computer. Fix the neglected issues and maybe more people would switch.
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November 9, 2011 6:14:42 PM

I'm waiting for FireFox version 44.0 to come out next year.
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November 9, 2011 6:42:24 PM

I was nudged to upgrade to 8 this morning and it's not even November 17th.
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November 9, 2011 10:49:01 PM

I began using firefox near the whole Neopets era. The closest thing to "buggy" I have experienced is freezing. I quickly reformatted and have never seen anything disturbing with Firefox since. Reformatting is the ultimate problem fixer haha

I'm also really glad about he Firefox recent memory management. I average 15 tabs and get 450mb vs the 1.1gb last year
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Anonymous
November 10, 2011 2:25:09 PM

8 wiped out all almost all of my bookmarks - how do I get them back?? how do I get 3.6 back with my bookmarks HELP
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Anonymous
November 10, 2011 6:09:04 PM

anything above 3.6 is still beta
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Anonymous
November 18, 2011 5:54:03 AM

If you need a good browser experience, deinstall Firefox 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8. Grab Firefox 3.6.x from here:
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all-older.html

and wait untill mozilla fixes its crappy development process.
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November 24, 2011 11:52:12 AM

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Yes, linux versions are available as well. The issue with many Linux distros only having 3.6 is because many distros only offer firefox packages using FF 3.6 (*cough* Ubuntu *cough*). Most people have to wait until their distro backports a newer version of FF or they can download a build directly from Mozila.


What I guess you haven't used Ubuntu much, my desktop running 11.04 updates firefox within days of being available, a few days ago it updated to 8, same as my lappy which is on 11.10 which has firefox 8 as well, both updated with the regular system update. I also tried a live cd of Mint 12 RC, it was on 7 but I'm guessing it will update to 8 if I installed and updated it, also tried Opensuse 11.4 with is one version old, installed it was on 6, updated to seven with system update, dunno if it goes higher because I fitted a wifi card and opensuse wouldn't detect it, so thats why I reformatted my desktop to 11.04 ubuntu because it detects all the hardware on the desktop and my lappy straight of the bat, thats on the live cd with nothing installed too. 10.04 and 10.10 are stuck on 3.6 but you just add the mozilla ppa and firefox keeps updating to the current version. My only complaint with firefox since 3.6 is I have to have a modded quake live plugin for it to work, but that may have changed I havn't played quake Live for a couple of months, I didn't install it on opensuse or the current install of Natty and the lappys for surfing not gaming
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