For the first time Mozilla has set an euthanization date for the aged Firefox 3.6 browser - April 24, 2012. If you're a Firefox 3.6 users (and there are quite a few of you reading the hardware 2.0 column) how will you be browsing the web after this date has passed?
You have a number of options:
- Stick with Firefox 3.6 Not recommended! No, really, this is a really dumb thing to do given how fast security vulnerabilities for browsers come along. Once Firefox is EOL (End Of Life) there will be no more security updates, and using an out-of-date browser is a bit like putting out the welcome mat to hackers.
- Upgrade to the latest version for Firefox Begs the question ... why haven't you upgraded to the latest release already? What's changed to make his now a non-issue (or are you just have to suck up the problems and
- Upgrade to the ESR version of Firefox Like the latest release, but this version will be supported for 42 weeks and won't be updated to the newer version every 6 weeks. This is a good option for business/enterprise users who don't want the hassle of a new browser version every month and a half.
- Move on to a different browser There are plenty to choose from. However, a new browser means a new learning curve, and having to leave behind any plugins or addons that you rely on. If this is the option that appeals to you, what's kept you on Firefox 3.6 for this long?
So, what will you do?
- The BIG browser benchmark! Chrome 16/15 vs Opera 11 vs IE9 vs Firefox 9/8 vs Safari 5
- Mozilla readies to pull support plug on Firefox 3.6
- Mozilla attempts to appease enterprise users with talk of 42-week Firefox release cycle
- ‘Firefox with Bing’ - You asked for it!
- Firefox 3.6 is Mozilla’s Windows XP
- Firefox 3.6 users to get nudged towards 8.0.1
- See what you’re missing - Firefox 3.6 vs Firefox 8.0.1
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