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Mozilla will auto-update Firefox 3.5 users next month

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 May 2011 11:35 User comments (3)

Mozilla will auto-update Firefox 3.5 users next month Mozilla has said today that it will begin auto-updating users of the no-longer-supported Firefox 3.5 next month to 3.6, if users have selected auto-updates.
The company says there are still 12 million users of 3.5, which debuted in early 2009.

Firefox 3.5 is no longer supported, and the last security patch was sent out last month.

Says Christian Legnitto, Firefox release manager:

We are treating the automatic update checkbox enabled as a 'Yes, I want Mozilla to keep me updated. Previously as a courtesy we had people opt-in between major versions due to the potential jarring nature of the update. We feel the difference between 3.5 and 3.6 is not severe and with 3.5 reaching end-of-life 3.6 is the security update for 3.5 users.


The browser company says most users have auto-updates selected.

Mozilla does admit they would prefer that 3.6 users upgrade to Firefox 4, which was launched last month to much fanfare (and many, many downloads).

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3 user comments

117.5.2011 3:34

Don't do it, I like firefox 3.5.If you do i will uninstall firefox and use Avant browser as my default.

218.5.2011 1:59

Is there something that 3.5 can do that 3.6 or 4.0 can't?


320.5.2011 17:39

I wouldn't have an issue going from 3.5 to 3.6, but upgrading to 4 I won't do unless they make some serious changes to 4. I tried 4 for a while and totally hate it. I had to go back to 3.6. My two biggest deal breakers are the horrible way the bookmarks are now handled, and in the right click context menu for links, open in a new window is no longer the top option. I despise tabs so open in new window is always my choice.

I will keep 3.6 until they fix those issues or I simply can't use 3.6 anymore for some reason.

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