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Why is firefox coming out with new verisons every week?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Ranko Jones, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Ranko Jones

    Ranko Jones BANNED BANNED

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    It took them like a year to come with version 4 but now all of a sudden they have jumped up to 6 in what seems a matter of weeks.

    It pissed me off cos all my plugins were obsolete and I had autoupdate on, which I've now switched off to prevent that crap from happening again.

    So what is the deal?

    I guess security holes or something- still I don't see why they don't call it 4.1/2 etc. like they did before?
     
  2. ronywilliam

    ronywilliam Senior Member

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    Chrome effect!
     
  3. InternetExploits

    InternetExploits Newbie

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    True. They changed their build cycle to keep up with chrome. Basically they do not do little versions anymore, at most 1-2 patches, and release a new build within 3 months or so. Its a BS tactic, I have yet to meet somebody actually excited about it.
     
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  4. Knoxgates

    Knoxgates Supreme Member

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    After Version 3.6 they didn't find any stable version. Keep updating and renaming the versios. Mozilla is loosing the browser game.
     
  5. nandos

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    Because they're realising that their browser is beginning to suck.
     
  6. RightInTwo

    RightInTwo Power Member

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    Firefox has been dogshit for me lately. I was always getting a memory bloat and would have to kill it about every 2 hours.
     
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  7. deutsched

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    As everybody said, they're trying to keep up with Chrome
    Still I find 60% of my website visitors using Firefox though, although Chrome is much much faster on both of my computers
     
  8. ibins

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    read somewhere, mozilla is planning no more version numbers. just for internal use. dont know how this should work.
     
  9. Drink More Tea

    Drink More Tea Regular Member

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    It's because of stupid people who think that IE9 is better than FF3. Also; Chrome is only 'faster' because it precaches more content concurrently than firefox does by default.
     
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  10. daveguy

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    this is why. Dumb people, that's all. Keeping up with the other browsers.
     
  11. kez1000

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    Damn it - Fire fox id like Market Samurai new update everytime you tune it on :shrug:
     
  12. adbot

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    yeah ff is going downhill. i cant be bothered with all these updates fuckin up my plugins and as mentioned the memory bloat is absurd. wtf mozilla?
     
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  13. arcantos

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    I got a huge plugin list disabled by all this crap new version every month :( FF has been good to me but it's getting on my nerves lately.
     
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    Yeah I just dont update anymore. Not worth the hassle.
     
  15. The Volatile

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    Real SEO's use Lynx ;)
     
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  16. automan

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    Yeah, it is annoying when every other time I use firefox it has a new version. Then I have to wait for my extensions to update. Lame

    Maybe I will use chrome a bit more. We will see...
     
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    Nothing else!
     
  18. larrydozier

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    Its a pain in the butt to reinstall the new version everytime
     
  19. seocompanymail

    seocompanymail Regular Member

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    After 3.6 I never bother with firefox, I have been using chrome.
     
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    Because Google will buy Mozilla company and own Firefox very soon.