Posts Tagged ‘firefox-update’

Firefox 8.0.1 Officially Available, What You Need to Know

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Yet another Firefox release … I wonder how long it will be until we’re up to version 100.0?

You may remember that I published a news article on November 16 about the release of Firefox 8.0.1. The release was available on Mozilla ftp servers and on third party sites like Softpedia, but not officially announced by Mozilla on the Firefox website. While that has not been a big problem in the past, with a few rare exceptions, it has been a issue this time.


Firefox 10 – What’s New?

Monday, November 14th, 2011

it sounds like many of the changes in this new version of Firefox are more-or-less cosmetic …

After having some initial troubles getting my add-ons to work under Firefox 10 Aurora I had time to look at the changes and new features of this release. Firefox 10 will be the next but one stable release of the web browser which means that stable channel users will have to wait about 12 weeks before they can upgrade their browser to this version.


Something is Trying to Trick Firefox into Accepting an Insecure Update

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Whuh-oh! This sounds like a potentially nasty exploit that we should all be on the lookout for …

For the last two days I have been receiving popup messages when running Firefox. They stated that “Update Failed. Something is trying to trick Firefox into accepting an insecure update. Please contact your network provider and seek help”. Since I have not changed a thing in that time that would affect Firefox’s update mechanism I first thought that it was a issue with the Firefox updating process itself.


Fix For Hidden Add-Ons After Updating To Firefox 7

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Here’s an add-on that fixes the problems that Firefox 7 has with your other add-ons …

If you have updated your version of Firefox to version 7 you may have experienced a bug that some users experience. According to Mozilla, some users who have updated to the latest version of Firefox have noticed that all their add-ons have disappeared from the web browser.


Mozilla: Firefox 5 Release Means EOL For Firefox 4

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

I guess this also explains why Mozilla has been pushing so hard for users to update to Firefox 5 lately …

The Firefox rapid release process that Mozilla switched to has caused some confusion about continuing support for older versions of the browser. While there was never an official support timeline before and after the process change, it was assumed by many that major versions of Firefox were supported for at least six months after release. Mozilla recently dropped support for Firefox 3.5, and in a somewhat surprising move support for Firefox 4.


Firefox 4.0.1 Has Been Released

Friday, April 29th, 2011

It’s always a good idea to take care of security-related updates like this one …

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.


Mozilla Releases Firefox 3 Security Updates

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

This sounds like an important security update; whether you’re planning on upgrading to Firefox 4 or not …

With all eyes on the Firefox 4 launch yesterday, updates for Firefox 3 have slipped by almost unnoticed. Mozilla yesterday made available updates for both active branches of the Firefox 3 web browser. Firefox users who are running Firefox 3.6.15 or Firefox 3.5.18 have the option to upgrade their browser to the latest Firefox 3 branch or the newly released Firefox 4 browser.


Firefox 4 Release Candidate Released

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

There have been so many Firefox updates lately, that keeping up with them is almost a part time job …

Many blogs have reported in the last days that the first Firefox 4 Release Candidate has been uploaded to the Mozilla ftp server. A release candidate build, and not the final release candidate, was spotted by one blog and almost every tech blog in my RSS reader reported about it. Let me be the first to tell you that the real Firefox 4 Release Candidate has been published just a few minutes ago.


Firefox 3.6.15 Released

Friday, March 4th, 2011

At this rate, Firefox is sure to reach it’s goal of being at v.11 by the end of next year …

In a somewhat surprising move, Mozilla has just released a new version of the Firefox web browser. Surprising because the last release dates just two days back (see Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.8, Firefox 3.6.14, 3.5.17 Updates Released). A new release shortly after a new version is usually indication of a security issue or a critical bug that needed fixing immediately.


Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.8, Firefox 3.6.14, 3.5.17 Updates Released

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

These aren’t officially available yet, but they sound pretty important, security-wise …

Mozilla Messaging has released a new version of the desktop email client Thunderbird. Thunderbird 3.1.8. is a security, stability and performance upgrade for the stable version of the email software. Not all pages have been updated yet to reflect the new release.