Firefox 19.0 Out!

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by NormanF, Feb 18, 2013.

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  1. NormanF

    NormanF Registered Member

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    Firefox 19.0 has been released on the Ubuntu main updates channel. :thumb:

    Not yet out for Windows so that should be in a day or two.

    Cyberfox hasn't released an update yet.
     
  2. Tyrizian

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    Thanks for letting us know :thumb:
     
  3. siljaline

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    Release channel users should point their Browsers at this link on Tuesday.
     
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    tnx for the heads up m8! :thumb:
     
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    19 lol, seems like just yesterday they released version 4.
     
  6. ComputerSaysNo

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    For better or worse they are sticking to rolling releases, but I can't help but think this is damaging their brand o_O I've stopped using Firefox altogether and use Chrome :eek:
     
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    Release notes? Changelogs?

    Come on!
     
  10. Mman79

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    I see this argument is still trying to swim and just won't die. Sooo, Firefox can't have fast releases, but it's fine and dandy if Chrome does it? Seems like a legit argument, yep. Hopefully you switched from FF to Chrome for more reasons than FF rolling releases, otherwise I'd seriously question your logic.

    Anyhow, gonna get my hands on that built-in PDF viewer and see how it works out.
     
  11. sm1

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    I selected about firefox in the menu and got updated to version 19:thumb: But the website still shows version 18.
     
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    They must be still sleeping! ;)

    TH
     
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    The problem is, now I have to wait for days or weeks for Kaspersky to update their Firefox add-ons. Chrome does not suffer from this issue. I hate Chrome though so I am sticking with Firefox, but yes, there is valid point to that argument.

    Already tried it in beta, I am quite impressed.
     
  15. Trooper

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    Agreed on all points. :cool:
     
  16. bwb1

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    Mine just updated to 19, BUT damn Flash is STILL crashing, so I have to keep rolling back to 10.3 which is now an utter nuisance. Also all KIS 2013 add ons are now incompatible!!
     
  17. Victek

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    How is flash crashing for you? I've been noticing some flicker on the screen when playing Youtube videos using 11.5. I just updated to 11.6 and haven't had time to see if the problem is still there.
     
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    I'm sorry, but that's a Kaspersky problem, not a Firefox problem. Mozilla cannot help that a vendor or addon author is slow to update.
     
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    I get a strap at the top usually that states Flash has crashed and buttons for 'send crash report' and 'reload page'. This is whilst browsing, and happens every time on my BT Yahoo email page and Toluna to name but two.
     
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  20. Victek

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    Having built-in PDF functionality is certainly a convenience, but is it any less vulnerable to attacks than Acrobat Reader?
     
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    That's the kicker, I don't think that's known well enough yet. At the very least it decreases your attack surface, but I'm more than sure with the lack of any real security measures built into Firefox, the PDF reader will fall soon enough.
     
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    And if you dare to post about it on the Kaspersky forums, they point the finger at Mozilla and their rapid release schedule. Again, Chrome does not have this issue. The add-on continue to work, even if there is an updated Chrome release. I have to point the finger at both Mozilla and Kaspersky myself, but in the end that does not get anything fixed. In my opinion, If they wanted Firefox to be like Chrome, they should have adopted more than just the release schedule.
     
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    The problem was the same on the longer release schedule - it just happened less often :D It's the same with the Norton toolbar. Personally I'd like to see the add-on vendors get out in front. At the moment some of them seem to sit on their hands until the browser release is official, and only then start working on making their add-ons compatible.

    It's interesting that Chrome updates don't seem to break the add-ons. I wonder how they manage it?
     
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