Firefox 3 Beta3

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by C.S.J, Feb 17, 2008.

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  1. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    simple question:

    will i need to un-install this version when a new beta/released version arrives, or will it just update?

    really annoys me keeping un-installing / re-installing things.


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    btw, kudos to mozilla for the super fast surfing on this beta.
     
  2. MikeNAS

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    Beta 2 updates to beta 3 automatically.
     
  3. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    so if i have beta 3 installed, it will just keep updating to the released version?

    are you sure of this?
     
  4. AKAJohnDoe

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    You takes your chances with a beta.

    It may install, it may not. It may run, it may not. It may break other things, it may not.

    Don't want the risk? Don't play.
     
  5. zfactor

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    i aksed tech support this and they told me i will have to uninstall the beta once the final is released.. who knows it could change though...
     
  6. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    what risk?

    dont be a smart arse, its a simple question that doesnt need a sarcastic reply.
     
  7. Kerodo

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    I think you're safest if you just uninstall any previous versions. If necessary, you can also nuke your profile and start clean. If you install over top of older ones, there are no guarantees... you get what you get...
     
  8. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    i mean....

    "there is an update available for firefox, click here to download"

    the general updates, will these work from beta3 > beta4 > RC > RELEASE?
     
  9. MikeNAS

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    As I said beta 2 -> beta 3 automatically. Not sure about final release.
     
  10. zfactor

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    ill see if i still have the email but as i said i was told no..
     
  11. Trooper

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    I updated with no problems via auto updater...
     
  12. zfactor

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    to the final version?? i didnt know it was out yet
     
  13. Trooper

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    Of beta 3? Yes, its been out man.
     
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    What sarcasm? The posting you refer to is far from sarcastic - it contains some very good advice. You need to learn what beta releases are all about. They are pre-release software, not thoroughly tested, not feature complete, and subject to all sorts of issues. Running beta software is always a risk. It can not only malfunction, but can cause all sorts of unexpected problems for the user, including incompatibilities and system instabilities. If you install beta software, you take on the risks that go with it. Understand the risks - and what you can do to mitigate them - before you become involved. Get smart.
     
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    For those interested there is a portable FF beta 3. It can be run as a separate browser without uninstalling 2.x Info and link HERE
     
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    no i meant the actual final not the beta 3 final.. i believe he asked if he was using the beta would he updated to the FINAL release not the beta 3 "final" one
     
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    From what I've read and tested, FF3 is going to be a big success. It's fast, reliable and the perfect tool for the "data miner" (me :D)
     
  19. Ragzarok

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    Yay.

    I am about done with the memory leaks man.


    You're wasting people's time. If you have only anger and no solution, go to the gym.
     
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    Sorry if I don't understand your sentence (I'm not a native English speaker). Do you mean that FF3 beta solves the memory leaks you're experiencing with FF2 or do you mean that FF3 has more memory leaks than FF2? Thanks.
     
  21. Ragzarok

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    From what I've read. FF3 solves "most" memory leaks that FF2 has.
     
  22. lucas1985

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    Thanks. I don't have memory leaks with FF2 (knock on wood) but FF3 is smoother and seems less prone to random crashing. The new features are worth using.
     
  23. spm

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    Really? Then the more fool you. If you don't understand the risks that beta software presents, and you take a "don't care" attitude then you will at some stage inevitably get burned. And it will be your own fault. Anger? I don't know where you get that from - why should I be angry that someone ends up hosing their own system as a direct result of their deliberate decision not to heed sensible warnings? Anger will be the least of your emotions when you mess up. Good luck.
     
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    Folks, stay away from personal (offensive) remarks please and stick to the topic at hand. Thanks.

    Paul
     
  25. ccsito

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    Not sure if you have to uninstall the previous versions. It depends on what has been updated and if significant changes have been made. Some programs can be upgraded seemlessly while others require that you get rid of earlier versions. I also dislike having to update nearly everything on the PC (be it Operating System, Word Processor, Spreadsheet program, Multimedia applications, browser application, etc. etc. etc.) :thumbd:
     
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