That includes silent updates with the release of Firefox 13, the company revealed.
Entire article here: http://www.ecoustics.com/pcmag/news/2401630
Antony wrote:It should be called ‘stealth’ update, rather. Forcing everybody to use the latest they deem fit is clearly unethical.
So, instead of constantly popping up a message window to tell users
hey, another new version is out, you should RUSH for the latest,
Mozilla will change the tactic to
we just rushed out another version, probably nothing much but it's newer,
like it or not, you must use the latest of whatsoever we made.
Let's face it, many open-source extremists were darn concerned about their rights (particularly
those American rights), which translates to if such action was another company (say from Apple),
there would be a huge complaint from people like Asa, perhaps even protests... Except this one
is from many open-source extremists' beloved Mozilla. Their attitude towards this?
I expect the majority will be different.
I never said that.DJGM wrote:You believe it's wrong for Firefox users to get the latest version, even if it's an important update.
.So, currently (and in the past), users were forced to update their browsers to whatsoever versions upon next relaunch by default setting.
. If I were pushed, I would abandon Mozilla.In the future, it is quite likely that users would be pushed to whatsoever new version at Mozilla's wish at any time,
DJGM wrote:You think that it's wrong and unneeded for Mozilla to get users to keep their installations of Firefox up to date, even if there are known security bugs in the previous version. You believe it's wrong for Firefox users to get the latest version, even if it's an important update.
DJGM wrote:If it's a web browser, or any other app that connects to the internet, and can have occasional security issues, getting the latest version is needed.
Mozilla (Release Notes) wrote:Firefox 3.6.19 fixes the following issues found in previous versions of Firefox 3.6:
* Turned off downloadable font support for users running Mac OS X 10.7 due to an underlying platform bug. We hope to enable them again in the future
Fulvio wrote:.So, currently (and in the past), users were forced to update their browsers to whatsoever versions upon next relaunch by default setting.
This is where we disagree. I was, never, forced to update my browser. For the longest time, I stuck with the v.3.6.x series. How come you are using 3.6.28, if the newest version is 11?
Exactly!I don't want to be bothered
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