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Firefox 17 released

Firefox 17 released

Posted Nov 21, 2012 2:37 UTC (Wed) by louie (subscriber, #3285)
In reply to: Firefox 17 released by dlang
Parent article: Firefox 17 released

You forgot the most important, which is that people need security fixes. People who are running old browsers are, like unvaccinated children, disease vectors who are threats not just to themselves but to others.


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Firefox 17 released

Posted Nov 21, 2012 7:53 UTC (Wed) by bernie (guest, #87956) [Link]

If you don't want rapid updates you can try Firefox ESR, which updates roughly annually. Firefox 10 ESR was the first; Firefox 17 ESR is the second such release.

Firefox 17 released

Posted Nov 21, 2012 15:02 UTC (Wed) by Lou57 (guest, #12083) [Link]

The ESR program updates roughly on par with Firefox. I deploy ESR at work and the standard release at home. This is by design. I am glad for the bug and security fixes.

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/faq/

So the frequency isn't really any different, but I have some level of confidence that I am not going to have to go through the re-education process for all my users by staying on ESR. It looks like what it is for a longer period. The constant updates are essentially identical.


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