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Firefox, Thunderbird, Mozilla Suite Upgrades Released

Wednesday August 4th, 2004

mozilla.org today released minor upgrades to three of its major products. Firefox 0.9.3, Thunderbird 0.7.3 and Mozilla 1.7.2 are all now available. These three new releases were created to correct 4 possible security vulnerabilities in past versions of each product. The Buildbar has links for all three releases.


#39 Auto-Update

by troy1of2 <troy1of2@yahoo.com>

Wednesday August 4th, 2004 7:33 PM

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I can see where the complete re-install every time an update comes out will be a hard sell for a lot of the people I'm recommending Firefox to. For me, it's just a pain in the butt to have to un-install all of my extensions and the browser, install the new one and re-install all of my extensions then spend the time getting everything reconfigured the way I like it. For my technically declined friends who are accustomed to simply installing a patch for IE and being done with it having to do the complete reinstall bit is beyond just a pain in the butt, it's impossible. Which of course mean's they'll be calling me to do it for them, which means I have to make time to go do it. So, yes, I can see the guy's point about it being a major undertaking in a business network environment. The IT department would be tying a lot of resources up going around manually resintalling on every work station.

I still love it for my personal browser and it's worth the hassle for me. But not everyone is going to feel the same...