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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.


#92 Re: Re: Re: Why we will always use Mozilla at

by leafdigital

Friday August 6th, 2004 7:02 AM

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That's not quite true - home users *don't* have 'comfort' with IE. With IE they have popups, viruses, and spyware. That's precisely why there is a chance to encourage home users to switch.

Corporate networks (business/education) would indeed be an excellent place to push Firefox for the reasons you mentioned but, as others said, some of the features are not yet quite there (automated update, deployment tools, etc.).

Right now FF may have a better chance to convince individual home users; even though such people are traditionally reluctant to install anything, the constant deluge of popups and spyware might remove that reluctance. (Or more likely, when they call their computer-knowledgeable relative to stop the machine displaying porn ads all the time, she might suggest installing Firefox and they'll just say 'yes'.)

--sam