Firefox 4.0.1 Released

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  1. Thankful

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  2. Trooper

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    Thanks.

    Waiting for auto updater. Still not showing up there.
     
  3. vasa1

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    Good decision. Better to get it from Mozilla than from o_O? sites.
     
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    Have a look here.

    http://www.ghacks.net/2011/04/28/firefox-4-0-1-has-been-released/


    Firefox 4.0.1 Has Been Released

    Mozilla is currently distributing an update of the Firefox 4 browser to worldwide mirror servers to be prepared for the update rush once the updating notification appear in the web browser and on the official project homepage. For now, no sign of the update is visible on the homepage or in form of notifications in the web browser. Only the official ftp server is already carrying versions for all supported languages and operating systems.

    The beta release notes classify Firefox 4.0.1 as a security and stability release. Bugzilla lists a total of 53 bugs that have been fixed in the latest Firefox release. Of those, 12 have received a severity rating of critical, another 9 one of major.

    The majority of critical issues have been crash and freeze related, only two address other issues. Other notable fixes include a issue where Adobe pdf documents with a size larger than 5 Megabytes could not be loaded in the browser, problems with the address bar and other text edits after loading pdf documents using Adobe Reader X and the inability to refine searches on Yahoo answers.

    It can take up to 24 hours before the release is officially announced on the homepage and via the browser’s built-in updating functionality. It is likely that download portals such as Softpedia or Major Geeks will be faster and offer the download on their sites before the official announcement.

    Since it is a security release it is important to update the web browser as soon as possible. A good starting point is the official Mozilla Release Mirrors listing which often provide access to downloads for all languages and operating systems before the final release announcement on the Mozilla Firefox website.
     
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    Firefox 3.6.17 is also released but both are not updating yet and the security advisories aren't published yet.
     
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    Firefox 3.5 is still being supported, they also released 3.5.19.
     
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    Going to upgrade install soon.
     
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    Mozilla just updated me ... :thumb: Who needs IE 9 when you have Firefox eh? ;)
     
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    You should really try out Aurora with a separate profile if you wish. It's quite stable and many extensions do work (after a hack of about:config).

    I keep the "regular" latest stable Firefox as a portable version, just in case.
     
  13. Trooper

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    Indeed! Updated and working fine for me here. ;)
     
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    That looks a bit too test pilot for me LOL. I don't know whether I am the 'Right Stuff' to fly that experimental stuff ... I get enough 'Houston we have a problem' with SeaMonkey's beta. o_O ;)
     
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    Well, at some point, portableapps.com will get round to packing Aurora and then you could give it a try since it will be isolated from everything else. Right now, I get the impression they're waiting for the nomenclature to settle down.
     
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    I may just do that.
     
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