Mozilla Firefox 3.6.21

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Dermot7, Aug 31, 2011.

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  1. Dermot7

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  3. Kevin523

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    Thanks for the updates. I still use Firefox 3.6.21 as the accessibility software I use has some glitches with Firefox 4 and up. I'm glad to see this version is still being supported.
     
  4. Escalader

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    Subject: New Firefox and Flash Player

    I installed the firefox new updates.

    It then said my Adobe Flash player is out of date.

    I did my usual process. Downloaded the exe file and installed it manually
    (version 10.3.183.7) after scanning for viruses.


    After a successful installation, the install file disappears from my
    download folder.

    Is this an issue?
     
  5. Kerodo

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    No, that's normal....
     
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    Not sure it is normal. This is the 1st time the install file(s) disappeared!
     
  7. Kerodo

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    Yeah, it's something new they're doing now. I first noticed it a week or two ago when I installed it a few times on different machines. Their Adobe Reader installer is now different too. There's really no reason to keep the installer around after it's installed, so I guess they just auto delete it.
     
  8. J_L

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    I wonder how many legacy Firefox users are using grandpa XP as well.
     
  9. dw426

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    Probably far more than we want to think about.
     
  10. CloneRanger

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    XP ? that'll be me then ;) & on SP2 :p

    No problems here :)
     
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    Do not Forget Me.
     
  12. luciddream

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    "They don't make 'em like they used to" (and) "if it aint broke, don't fix it"

    Everything works just fine on XP. I've heard so many of my friends complain after upgrading that their old apps, games, emulators, ect... don't work anymore. I reformatted many of them and put XP back on.

    That's the cost of "keeping up with the Joneses". I'll be using XP until they don't support it anymore, and even after I'm keeping this XP box around for retro gaming.

    Ditto my feelings on FF3

    Thanks for the heads up Dermot7 :thumb: and here's to wishing for MANY MOOOOORE... updates for 3.

    Edit: And a Yeats quote too! You're even more awesome than I originally thought.
     
  13. Escalader

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    Well for what it is worth, I've got 3 PC's on my mini LAN.

    1) XP Sp3 on a 32 bit
    2) Vista on a 64 bit
    3) Windows 7 on 64 bit.

    FF should work on all 3 os's IMHO:D
     
  14. guest

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    Xp is bloated enough
    had to do major surgery to it
    don't need another over bloated operation system
    when windows 8 comes out I may put back on my
    surgery mask and go back to worko_O o_O o_O
     
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    Gosh people still use these old builds?
     
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    Not sure what you are saying here? bouted?

    Do you modify these operating systems yourself? Why? How?

    What o/s do you use?:doubt:
     
  17. J_L

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    I ain't fixing it, I'm upgrading it.

    Never had such issues, being a user of up-to-date programs. If the need arrives, compatibility mode and XP Mode will come to the rescue.

    What doesn't work for you in the newest version? If it's add-on or website (never had one), there are almost always alternatives. The interface is very customizable.
     
  18. Hungry Man

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    Compatibility mode (the very few times I've needed it for legacy games) has worked fine for me.

    If we had the "if it aint broke, don't fix it" attitude we'd all be living in huts in a hunter gatherer society.
     
  19. dw426

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    Going a little overboard there, aren't we? Plenty of problems have been avoided in the world and in computing by leaving things alone. But, before this even has a chance to stay off-topic, I don't subscribe to that line of thinking when it comes to updating certain software. It's not my system though, so if people want to stay with vulnerable/unsupported software, whatever.
     
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    :thumb: :D
     
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    just out of Curiosity , why ppl keep using Firefox 3.6.21 instead upgrading to latest version 6 ?


    cheers :p
     
  22. Kerodo

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    Probably the same reason why some people keep using XP....
     
  23. luciddream

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    I use it because I'm familiar with it, it works just fine the way it is, all my add-ons work just fine, and I simply see no reason to change any of that at this time.

    The question I'd like to know is why they feel compelled to keep changing things all the time? That to me is the puzzle. It's perfectly understandable why people want things that are familiar to them to remain that way. With these rapid release schedules one could literally spend more time familiarizing themselves with the new nuances of each release than they spend browsing. That also is something I care not for.
     
  24. Hungry Man

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    I think they need to stop messing with the UI. It's really hurting them. They should focus on the back-end stuff, come up with ONE UI and let people customize if they want.
     
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    When you get to the root of things, yes, being that it's just fine the way it is. All of my programs, games, emulators, ect... work on XP. That wouldn't be the case on Vista, or 7. And what's more, I don't need 4+ gigs of RAM to run said programs & games because of bloat. I also can't justify spending the money to build a new PC to run 7 on when the one I have does everything I need it to do. And even if I did, I'd still have to keep this one around to play my old games on anyway.

    IMO XP Pro is the best OS ever because everything works on it (particularly if you're a retro gamer like me), and you can tweak it and make it pretty safe via Group Policy, SRP, ect... security, functionality, and it's very light. The best of both worlds. I got by just fine for years with only 512 MB of RAM, and now it's downright speedy with 1 GB.

    I can't speak for anyone else, but those are my personal reasons for continuing to use XP Pro, and Firefox 3.
     
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