In article <51b96f647crh.lists(a)phone.coop>,
Russell Hafter - Lists <rh.lists(a)phone.coop> wrote:
In article <mpro.lilry000003ap0068.pittdj(a)pittdj.co.uk>,
David Pitt <pittdj(a)pittdj.co.uk> wrote:
> "make sure you have the latest version of your
> indeed!! The latest mainstream browsers are Safari 5,
> Firefox 4 and IE9.
This is not really on topic, and I do not use Safari, and
only very rarely IE.
My version of Firefox is 3.6.16, to which it was updated by
the autoupdater two nights ago, so I would have thought it
perfectly correct to say that Firefox 3.x is the latest
version. I have heard of rumours of Ver 4 - but that,
presumably, is a development version only and not something
that should be quoted to the general user as 'the latest',
surely? (I also one heard a reference to a horrible new user
Rumours? of a version 4, keep up that man at the back, Beta 4 versions
have been out and about for ages... Well I've had them on my machines for
what seems like ages. ;-)
Version 4 RC was released last weekend(ish), followed by it being uprated
to the V4 official release at the beginning of the week.
Yes it is a bit different in the default state, but it can easily be
reconfigured back to a 3.nn like appearance.
I dislike the Tabs on top, so I have them switched back in the correct
place (As they were before).
Menu bar is still available if you should want it, and so on.
There are a few other minor UI changes...
Bottom line is it's still Firefox, albeit a bit difference in appearance,
but then Firefox 3 is somewhat different in appearance to early FireFox
I still have both 3.6.16 and 4.0 installed because some addons have not
yet been updated for Ff 4.
And I often use them both at the same time.
And what about Opera?
She is very good at interviews... ;-)
What does amaze me, looking at my web servers logs, is the
number of people still using IE5 and IE6 and Safari 3 + 4,
as well as all the countless versions of Firefox 3.x.yy
As I understand it, this is mostly due to the Dumbass users, computer
arrives with IE whatever installed, and that's how it stays, mostly as
time passes, they don't know or care that newer versions are available, or
that Firefox, Opera, Shiny thing... exist.