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February 25, 2005

Did I recommend downloading FireFox?

Firefox fix plugs security holes | CNET News.com.

Just a few days ago, I recommended FireFox to everyone. If you did, you should probably download the update. Unfortunately, due to a bug, the 1.0.1 update can't be installed as a patch. You have to uninstall FireFox 1.0 and reinstall FireFox 1.0.1. That seems reallllly stupid to me. FireFox has the ability under the options menu to update the browser and your extensions. To release 1.0 with the feature and then have to release 1.0.1 as a completely separate install is ignorant. Why include the feature if you can't make use of it?

Posted by Kehaar at February 25, 2005 11:44 AM | TrackBack
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I am one of the growing army of Firefox devotees. In fact, I'd uninstall Internet Explorer if that were possible. Unfortunately, as Firefox grows in popularity, it will attract greater numbers of hackers who view it as their sacred duty to bring Firefox to it's knees. Such is the nature of the world we live in. I still think Firefox is an amazing success story, and I believe it will continue to be successful.

This instance should hardly be taken as an indictment of Firefox, though it would be nice if v1.0.1 could be installed as a patch.

Posted by: Jack Cluth at February 25, 2005 12:25 PM

Good God Kehaar. You have just been a bloggin machine this week. I am shocked and awed!

Posted by: Scarecrow at February 25, 2005 12:50 PM

The "JustBlogIt" extension of FireFox is responsible for many of the posts. It's really easy to blog an article that you come across.

BigWig also harped on me about my lack of blogging over the weekend. I will probably go back into blog hibernation soon. It's killing my productivity.

Posted by: Kehaar at February 25, 2005 01:42 PM

I've started getting pop-ups in FFox that I can't block. But not finding any adware. Is FFox loading these & pocketing the $$$??

Posted by: jeff at February 25, 2005 02:46 PM

I've gotten the occasional pop up in FireFox as well, jeff. Don't know what's up with that. They are exceedingly rare and I run all sorts of antispyware. I'll have to check my settings next time I see on. I am guessing that some sites have come up with workarounds to the FireFox pop up blocker.

Posted by: Kehaar at February 25, 2005 03:00 PM

...The pop-up blocking in Firefox works by distinguishing user-initiated events from ones that fire automatically. With creative abuse of the event spec, and corresponding creativity WRT event listening, much is possible for someone who doesn't ban them outright.

(Tabbrowser Extensions is a great tool for making the new wave pop-ups bearable.)

Posted by: ben at February 25, 2005 11:23 PM
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