Firefox Users Slowest To Update Browser, Kaspersky Lab Finds
Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:41 AM
firefox has an updater that does not work. when there's an update, i have to reinstall the whole thing, which is a pain.
chrome updates itself within the browser, which is very easy and painless.
explorer is one of the programs maintained by my employer (i almost never use it because it has no adblocker), who controls the updates and it is therefore updated by them (the downside is the unexpected restarts, but at least i know they usually happen around 3am).
Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:02 AM
Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:03 PM
Way way back they broke the scroll feature in the Lenovo Thinkpad. So far, there are no fixes. I read where one Mozilla guru said they knew they broke it, but too bad.
So, I use a Firefox that goes way way back +1. If I'm forced to change, I'll have to go to IE as the Chrome add on is pretty bad.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:43 PM
Internet Explorer 9 has an ad blocker! Simply go to "Manage Add-Ons", "Tracking Protection" and Click "get tracking protection list online" download Fanboy List from Microsoft site!
There are many Tracking Protection list on Microsoft's site but Fanboy is the one I tried and it works great!
Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:37 AM
"It may also have to do with Mozilla making a new version of Firefox every other week."
I think "KLanD" said it best. I use to update FF regularly because I stopped using IE long ago because it updates too much, and for what. it's always having vulnerability problems. Microsoft has more software on my computer than I do.
Firefox has gotten on my last nerve because as KlanD said it's now coming out with new updates too often and the ones that I've tried are too buggy with Windows 7, so I've stopped at the stable version of 13.0.1. Anything beyond that just doesn't work! And the plug-ins can't keep up either.