nafnaf wrote:Firefox 5 arrived via update manager - so, I do not understand why that is not so for everyone. I have it on 3 computers using Mint 11.
PurplePerson wrote:See, the way I read this post is that he is wanting to keep updating Firefox through the normal repos, but doesn't want to be hassled by Firefox's auto-update checking. Firefox 5 will appear in the normal repos soon enough.
To turn off the update check feature in Firefox go to Menu->Preferences->Advanced(Tab)->Update(Tab), and untick 'Firefox'.
Of course I could have totally misread it.
Aging Technogeek wrote:Firefox 5 is available if you want to install it. It is slightly faster than Firefox 4.01 but you will have to live with fewer add-ons (if that matters to you) as some add-ons are not compatible with FF 5 yet. One big one is Google Toolbar. Other than that, FF 5 is a good thing.
roger64 wrote:Manual install (or not)
Do you guys, experts and gurus have more information about the advantages and disavantages of manual update. I use it for over two years now mainly on Ubuntu, but also now on LMDE, and did not experience the slightest problem but I represent only an individual case...
roger64 wrote:Thanks for this concrete reply.
This seems to be a sound argument pour 64 bits users, though why Mozilla chooses to do so would probably deserve to be explained.
This leaves full 32 bits users (like me) on the safe side.
jeffreyC wrote:FireFox 5 has problems with printing to pdf.
Other than that it is not very different.
It seems that they are trying to look like they are modern since Chrom(e/ium) is on version 12 or 13.
Ralf1e wrote:As the original asker of the question I have to say I am 64 bit user. So why don't they keep the pop ups to themselves and let the mint team do it's best for us all. What's the rush unless they are desperate to wean us off the ***** Firefox 4 before we migrate.
Take a look at most of these posts guys!
Most of you are all trying to show how clever you are with total disregard to the original question.
Which was a politely put, is this legit or is some ****** trying to hack all computers running firefox.
Isn't it a shame hardly anyone understood the first time.
vrkalak wrote:Firefox-5.0 was just released as 'stable' by Mozilla (yesterday) ... and Firefox-5.0 has already hit the repros.
And me, always wanting to be on the 'cutting edge' of Open Source ... I have just installed Firefox-6.0 Aurora A2 from the Launchpad.net/mozilla PPA's. (remember PPA's work with Ubuntu-based distros and do not work with Debian/LMDE)
Firefox-6.0 is to be released in Sept. 2011. And, is now available for testing and bug-reporting purposes.
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