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Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.8 and Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.8 Released

Wednesday November 8th, 2006

Security and Stability updates for Mozilla products based on the Gecko 1.8 branch have been released.

Firefox 1.5.0.x will be maintained with security and stability updates until April 2007. All users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to Firefox 2.

For more information, refer to the Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.8 Release Notes and the Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.8 release notes.


#8 Re: Upgrade system confusing

by Racer

Friday November 10th, 2006 7:06 AM

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It takes time to coordinate the upgrade of millions of copies of Firefox. If you would read closer, you would recognize that Firefox 1.5.0.7 did not properly support an upgrade to Firefox 2.0. This is partially why 1.5.0.8 was released. Many PCs are still in the process of upgrading to Firefox 1.5.0.8. Once this is complete, the next steps can be taken. You can expect that an option to update to 2.0 will be made available in the coming days or weeks.

P.S. Most users don't have a clue about Firefox "versions". They just install and go. So, delaying a while to update their 1.5.* version to 2.0 will not confuse mom & pop, because they won't even know 2.0 is out. As for the more tech savvy users, they can understand the issue and have the option to manually go to 2.0 if they want.