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I feel like there's an update every 5 minutes! But seriously, there's a new update every 2 weeks and it's really annoying. They went from 3.6 to 14 since December. In 6 months they have 11 updates.

asked Jul 18 '12 at 15:43

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edited Jul 19 '12 at 17:54

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Why was this closed? It's not really a question with a dedicated answer, it's a topic of conversation.

(Jul 19 '12 at 17:44) Mattophobia ♦♦ Mattophobia's gravatar image

It's not the frequency of updates that concerns me, but the numbering of them. It's not so long ago we were all using Firefox 3.6 and wondering whether to upgrade to Firefox 4, and now we seem to have hit some sort of numeric turbo-boost up to version 13 and soon 14 and 17 or 18 by the end of the year.

We're left wondering what the number actually means. Mozilla have switched Firefox from a change-significance release number, to what seems to indicate that each successive release is a major change from the previous one. Whether the changes from Firefox 12 to 13 warrant a major release number increment, well the changes sound a lot like incorporations of existing Firefox add-ons and utilities into the main package (new tab/often-used sites)(load tabs progressively)(profile manager).

"Rapid Release" (as Mozilla are now calling their change/upgrade process), seems to be a very good idea. Though in a desktop lock-down/corporate environment I'd guess sysadmins would want to push through updates on their own timeframe (every quarter?) and wouldn't have automatic updates enabled for either Firefox or Chrome.

I'd have preferred it if Mozilla had switched Firefox to a Ubuntu-like numbering system, using the major number as the release-year and the minor number as the release-month. That would've made a lot more sense to me, though maybe I'm a dinosaur in this, and that in a "release early and release often" environment, the version number should be meaningless. Roll-on version 99 - maybe it will come with a Flake.

answered Jul 19 '12 at 09:21

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^^^ I agree to the corporate lock-down environment. My school still has Firefox on 4.0.1. They never updated past 4, since it's too many updates too soon. I think Firefox would be up to 20 by the end of the year since they update every 2 weeks or so.

(Jul 19 '12 at 11:57) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image
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The Firefox release calendar says version 17 is out at the end of November, and they seem to be trying to hit a release every month or so. It'll be interesting to see if they actually release faster that this - it's good this escalating arms-race between Chrome and Firefox! Well good for us users that aren't on locked-down desktops and can update frequently/automatically.

(Jul 19 '12 at 12:12) Chris McCray Chris%20McCray's gravatar image
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I wouldn't be surprised if Firefox already planned for Version 50, by the time 17 comes out.

(Jul 19 '12 at 13:29) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

My school has IE8 on XP -__-

(Jul 19 '12 at 17:17) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

cant wait until firefox version 49483.5783.231 coming out early in the fall :)

(Jul 19 '12 at 21:32) Razor512 Razor512's gravatar image

Haven't been an Firefox user for a few years now, but have they not started doing Background updates yet?

I never notice Chrome updating, that is one of the many reasons I switched!

answered Jul 18 '12 at 16:10

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Yup, they're trying to play catch up with Chrome implementing new features and what not.

answered Jul 18 '12 at 15:46

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I was a Chrome user, still have it, but use Firefox as my main browser. I sacrificed Chrome's Speed for the look of Firefox.

(Jul 18 '12 at 15:50) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image
(Jul 18 '12 at 15:54) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

I keep getting badges.

(Jul 18 '12 at 15:55) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

Chrome came out in 2008 right? It's already at 20.0.1132.57 m for Stable, sheesh. It seems like yesterday I used 1 when it came out and switched from Firefox.

(Jul 18 '12 at 15:55) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image
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DUDE??!!?!

(Jul 18 '12 at 15:56) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image
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You kidding me. -__-

(Jul 18 '12 at 16:03) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

This is too good!

(Jul 18 '12 at 16:03) Ryan Lacobus Ryan%20Lacobus's gravatar image
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^Homie, wtf? What's your problem man?

(Jul 18 '12 at 16:06) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

So, I'm guessing that "mega dick" and "ryan-iacobus" are accounts you are using to karma farm, I'm sorry, there is no way in hell you have over 3k Karma in a few weeks...

(Jul 19 '12 at 12:30) pjob797 pjob797's gravatar image

This also happened to him yesterday, it appears that someone is screwing with him and trying to get him banned.

(Jul 19 '12 at 12:33) Claassen Claassen's gravatar image
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Now that I think about it, this looks mad suspect. I mean why mess with lacobus? I'm not sure of anything yet, just that this is suspect.

(Jul 19 '12 at 13:31) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

I don't think it's him but you can never be so sure. Swearing it wasn't you could be just to through someone off the scent sort of speak.

(Jul 19 '12 at 13:33) Claassen Claassen's gravatar image
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Lmao, yeah but before we jump to conclusions on who it is, I emailed kevin, but I assume @pjob797, @lacobus, and others emailed him too or don't care. Not sure why I'm caring now, but yeah. This is what Summer boredom does to you.

(Jul 19 '12 at 13:38) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image
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He did ask me how long it took me to get to 2K, and I told him it took me 6 months. Look at the convos here: http://i.imgur.com/53QPi.png

(Jul 19 '12 at 13:45) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

Impatient maybe. I just don't think that he would make an account named "mega dick" though.

(Jul 19 '12 at 13:47) Claassen Claassen's gravatar image

IDK to be honest, this just looks all suspect. I'm just going to wait until kevin emails me back, and in the meantime chill and watch Ashens on YouTube.

(Jul 19 '12 at 13:48) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

Sounds good!

(Jul 19 '12 at 13:51) Claassen Claassen's gravatar image
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@Classen_Tech, "mega dick, has 1 karma and upvoted virtually all of his answers and @DJ_Scooby_Doo ikr, this summer bordem is getting to all of us

(Jul 19 '12 at 14:17) pjob797 pjob797's gravatar image
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@pjob797, Damn this summer was supposed to be live -___-, I wanted to go to Rye Playland today but it looked like it was going to rain. And word 2, he upvoted all his answers, suspect, but we'll wait.

(Jul 19 '12 at 14:53) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

THE HELL?!?!?! I'm sick of this. i really am. He's probably mad and came back for me because I sent him bulk spam.

(Jul 19 '12 at 15:43) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

I leave my house from 8 AM EST - 3PM EST and within that time I'm getting karma farmed again by this loser.

(Jul 19 '12 at 15:45) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

@lacobus I noticed that at about 11am est. and I emailed you about it. Did you get the email?

(Jul 19 '12 at 15:51) Claassen Claassen's gravatar image

Yes. I didn't respond since were all right here.

(Jul 19 '12 at 15:53) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

It seems every time he stops at 3,000. And every time I get restored back to normal, it happens again. That picture Wilson put up looks suspicious but I swear to you I'm not doing this.

(Jul 19 '12 at 15:54) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

Well it actually looks like who ever it is is going higher and higher every time! >> http://i.imgur.com/Y3F3t.png

(Jul 19 '12 at 16:02) Claassen Claassen's gravatar image

Well, now I have DJ Scooby Doo and pjob797 against me, so I'm probably going to get banned because some lonely idiot who keeps upping me ....

(Jul 19 '12 at 16:04) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

@lacobus join my chat again? #ClaassenTech

(Jul 19 '12 at 16:08) Claassen Claassen's gravatar image

No, no, I'm not against you, I just said this is suspect.

(Jul 19 '12 at 16:16) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

This is our conversation. Basically what Chris's saying is I'm screwed. http://i.imgur.com/QsYZn.png

(Jul 19 '12 at 16:19) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

Btw, Don't ask why it says 12 PM then Chris's email is 4:10. I have no idea. My email time must be off.

(Jul 19 '12 at 16:20) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image
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"He'll/She'll stop until you're a site editor". What's so special about being a site editor? Lmao, nothing.

(Jul 19 '12 at 16:22) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image
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Plus that says you wrote the email at 12, and he replied back to you 14 minutes ago, so 4:10 Eastern.

(Jul 19 '12 at 16:23) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

That's what he/she said in the email. I'd show you that but my trashed emails auto delete upon closing of the program. I don't know what so good, I get to close questions? lol. He must be obsessed with me or something, lmao. I'm guessing it's a he though. I don't think we even have girls on this site...

(Jul 19 '12 at 16:23) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image
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^Now that's suspect again, they auto delete. Which program do you use?

(Jul 19 '12 at 16:25) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

Mozilla Thunderbird...I set it like that so I wouldn't have my trash filled up with stuff.. Seriously, Man?

(Jul 19 '12 at 16:30) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

(this is one of the longest comment sections i have seen!)

(Jul 19 '12 at 16:31) Claassen Claassen's gravatar image
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@ClaassenTech ^Word though. @lacobus You could've kept the email in a separate folder though.

(Jul 19 '12 at 16:37) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

I should have. I'll turn that off for now on

(Jul 19 '12 at 16:38) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

@DJ Scooby Doo "word though"? (am I missing something?)

(Jul 19 '12 at 16:39) Claassen Claassen's gravatar image
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It means like "True" or "Yeah".

(Jul 19 '12 at 16:40) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

What @lacobus said.

(Jul 19 '12 at 16:42) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

kk thanks. I am not good with slang and that.

(Jul 19 '12 at 16:45) Claassen Claassen's gravatar image

Lmao, but yeah, fact of the matter is this is suspect. If he/she/whoever does this karma up thing again, I swear, this is just messed up.

(Jul 19 '12 at 16:50) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

True that. It is weird and messed up and we don't have much of any proof against anyone.

(Jul 19 '12 at 16:54) Claassen Claassen's gravatar image

Nope, we'll just have to wait and see if anymore suspect things happen.

(Jul 19 '12 at 16:57) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

I have a feeling it's an active user of this site...Not saying anyone in specific, but I never talk about lockergnome.net to people I know who are not on it. And I don't think it would be anyone i dont know ..

(Jul 19 '12 at 16:59) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image
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So most likely, you where a randomly chosen target? My guess, internet troll. Either that, or you have a stalker.

(Jul 19 '12 at 17:01) Claassen Claassen's gravatar image

June 24th, you came in, and you already have a stalker? Lmaoo, damn. Probably an active user, but why would anyone target you though. Makes no sense to me.

(Jul 19 '12 at 17:04) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image
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I'm kind of frightened now.. Trolls/Hackers/etc. Dont give a crap who you are, so i could be just someone they chose because they saw my username first. I am very active since I joined about a month ago with this new account.

(Jul 19 '12 at 17:05) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image
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Christ, that sucks. Well you got their IP's, but they link back to Yahoo, so not that much help there.

(Jul 19 '12 at 17:07) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image
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I'm back to normal. Praying that this will stop...

(Jul 19 '12 at 17:12) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image
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Random, stalker, evil twin, overly obsessed girlfriend, liar, old colleague wanting revenge, or most of us just have alot of free time and an imagination to worsen the situation greatly. and i'm not against you, unless you are doing this and now lying about it, and this should win the award for the most comments on a post

(Jul 19 '12 at 17:42) pjob797 pjob797's gravatar image
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Dude I'm 13 ;) and No, I wouldn't waste my time doing this for what? I don't know why anyone would..

(Jul 19 '12 at 17:46) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

Still though, you asked me how long it took me to get to 2K, that's the only thing holding me.

(Jul 19 '12 at 17:52) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

I could really care less, Karma's like Gamerscore, it's just a show-off kind of thing. No value.

(Jul 19 '12 at 17:55) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

And I asked you how long it took to get some sort of authority, not how much karma you had.

(Jul 19 '12 at 17:56) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

Actually, Karma has a lot of value on this site. It usually denotes how trustworthy a user is and how reliable their answers are due to this you're granted rights. I'd hardly call it a show off thing!

(Jul 19 '12 at 18:05) Mattophobia ♦♦ Mattophobia's gravatar image

Hmm..Maybe I should put some more effort in !

(Jul 19 '12 at 18:17) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image
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Fiefox has been acting up a lot lately, crashing and freezing far too often not sure what is going on.

answered Jul 19 '12 at 07:27

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I don't think its that there is so many update Linux as I have noticed has only had 3 updates over the years so far , there is the rush to play catch up which is maddening they are developing and updating 3 to 4 version at the same time, if you have selected an option to keep and receive updates for all of them you most likely get a load more then someone who is sticking with one version and it official working updates rather then its nitely updates and patches for testing ..

i know its confusing but there are at this time several ways to install and set up firefox and it really depends on how geek ed out on FF to be honest I dont use it all that much but I have stuck with version 13 only it has been good works when I need it updates have been no heavier then any other program on linux any how ..

answered Jul 19 '12 at 10:22

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To go on what I was saying before earlier in the summer, YES they're updating WAY too much. The school doesn't allow me to update at all to the latest one. I could use IE 9, but I can't access any sites like YouTube with IE. I can't install Chrome because I don't have admin access. Look where I'm stuck at.

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answered Nov 13 '12 at 12:01

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  1. Why are you not Admin? School PC?

  2. Try Opera (http://www.opera.com)

(Nov 13 '12 at 15:57) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

1) Yes.

2) Can't. As much as I want to, I can't install anything on the computers. New school policy -_-

(Nov 13 '12 at 16:00) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

-__- Gaaay. Oh wait, our school does that too :\

(Nov 13 '12 at 16:02) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

No one's stopping me from doing it, but I don't want to risk it.

(Nov 13 '12 at 16:12) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

Just hide it lol make a random folder deep in the C: drive, and make a shortcut. Right click Desktop > View > Desktop Icons when teachers are around

(Nov 13 '12 at 16:34) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

I can't make folders bro. This laptop is literally locked down to the bones. You can't right click, and all of the explorer options are locked down to the bare essentials.

(Nov 13 '12 at 17:45) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

Now come on our school doesn't do THAT sheesh

(Nov 13 '12 at 17:53) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image
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Yes. Too many updates. I think that Firefox should get less frequent.

answered Dec 04 '12 at 21:29

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Yes. Too many updates. I think that Firefox should get less frequent.

answered Dec 04 '12 at 21:29

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Firefox updates as fast as Chrome, they just make it note better, chrome just updates and doesnt make a big deal of it

answered Dec 05 '12 at 22:43

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I never notice updates because chrome updates when you releunch it in the background :)

answered Dec 09 '12 at 12:06

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