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Firefox 3.6.x reaches end of life.


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#1 Allan

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:33 PM

Firefox 3.6.x reaches end of life.

As expected, the 3.6.x branch of Mozilla's open source Firefox web browser reached its end of life on Tuesday 24 April – no further updates, including security updates and critical fixes, will be made available for the series. According to recent Platform Meeting Notes, users running Firefox 3.6.13 to 3.6.28 should have already started receiving "Major Update" prompts asking them to upgrade to the latest stable release of the browser. All of these users are advised to upgrade as soon as possible.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:14 PM

RIP FIREFOX 3.6 January 21, 2010 - April 24th 2012
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:21 PM

Or if like me, rather not go the way Firefox chose to go, uninstall Firefox as I elected to do.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:07 PM

Actually I'm just the opposite. I switched over from IE to Firefox on all systems a couple of years back and couldn't be happier.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:00 PM

Change from Firefox to Google Chrome.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:35 PM

Change from Firefox to Google Chrome.

No just no.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:58 PM

Or just upgrade to the newest Firefox version and be done with it. <_<

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:57 PM

For an explanation, not that it's required. Way back in Jurassic ages of Firefox, every time there was an update one or usually most of the plugins or add ons would work for days to weeks at a time. This was unacceptable to me. I tried Opera which worked perfectly for me as an alternative browser and I never looked back. I kept Firefox but it was never my primary browser again. Opera has been my primary browser since the late 90's. Firefox was my 3rd browser or testing browser. Since I also own an Android phone Chrome is my second browser so everything there is synchronized with my Chrome browser. Opera synchs as well on Android with Opera-mini. IE for whatever might not render in the other browsers as well as windows updates.

So there you have it Opera, Chrome and IE. Oh and Lunascape as a testing platform.

I rather not update to the rapid release platform of Firefox as I rarely even use it. And the Firefox engine is in Lunascape anyway.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:12 AM

Just a heads up that updating to Firefox 12 will silently install the "Mozilla Maintenance Service" Windows Service without asking you for permission. I only managed to notice because I was doing a clean install of Firefox 12 on my laptop and the installer there had the decency to ask me whether I wanted Firefox to silently update via that Service. It's pretty bad of Mozilla to pull off shady tricks like that behind our backs.

On the positive side, the Mozilla Maintenance Service can be uninstalled easily like any other ordinary program without negatively affecting Firefox in any way so there's not too much to worry about if you know about it.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:26 AM

I stopped using Firefox when they changed the layout.. The new look annoys me and the performance is aweful on even my quad core 8gb system.. And if there is one thing I cannot stand is slow web browsers. So I use chrome now on average I have 9 tabs open and pandora going... Never slows down anything. Add all that to the fact that the ui is awesome and easy and out of the way and you have a really nice web browser. Never had any issues with chrome ever, I also never notice updates so that the best and.. Flash isn't annoying.. Also opera slows down things and to me is a bit bloated with features that should stay the heck out of a browser. I like to be able to open a tab and quickly load a web page in less than 8 seconds.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:45 PM

I got tired of Firefox being slow when it was version 4...then version 5, and 6, and 7, and...you see where I'm going.

Mozilla needs to quit slapping a new major version on Firefox every 6 weeks and start making a browser that beats the competition like it used to. They're trying too hard to be Google Chrome, and it's not working.

It's a royal PITA to keep up with this rapid release cycle in an enterprise environment. Thankfully that will change with the new silent updating (which may irk some, but is music to my ears).

In the end, I just want something that works and is fast. Chrome fits the bill right now. That may change in the future, but until it does, Firefox stays as a secondary browser on my PC's.

RIP Firefox 3.6

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:57 PM

By the way, whatever happened to Firefox natively supporting PDF's? It was a promised feature, but I never heard anything else about it.
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:51 AM

I stopped using Firefox when they changed the layout.. The new look annoys


You might want to try the Firefox 3 theme for Firefox 4+ - it solved the same problem for me.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:55 AM

To Keyboardninja:

It probably used to much ram and caused it to crash. :hysterical:

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:14 AM

Wouldn't that be a shocker... <_<

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