Firefox 12 released

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  1. MIG-31

    MIG-31 Old time Member.. Staff Member

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    Mozilla has now finalised the next version of their popular internet browser, Firefox 12 and is ready to download, although as of yet it hasn't been officially publicised. Overall, there isn't a huge amount of noticeable differences from the previous release but it is still recommended you update to the latest version.

    For those eager to get their hands on the next version, you can download it from Mozilla's website. For the moment, you can also download other languages versions of the browser here. You can also view the release notes of Firefox 12 here, with the browser version being officially released on the 24th of April.
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  2. Erroneus

    Erroneus Get off my lawn!

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    Actually it hasn't been released. They pushed build1 of version 12 to the FTP. It might be the version used for final v12, it might not. Neowin again jumping the gun.

    And also, there is actually a big change in v12: Firefox now uses a service to handle it updates, which means it download updates and update it self, without the user has to accept UAC boxes from Windows Vista and up.
     
  3. The Captain

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    How is that possible? In most cases, Firefox is installed in the "Program Files" area, and any changes to that area require a UAC check or admin privileges. Chrome gets around this by installing in the user's folder.
     
  4. Erroneus

    Erroneus Get off my lawn!

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    By installing a system service on your computer which runs in the SYSTEM account. The SYSTEM account has full access and that's why UAC will not trigger, when it updates via the service. And no the system doesn't run all the time, it's only triggered when needed.

    Adobe does something similar with updates services for Acrobat and Flash.

    It works quite well and I can say as a sys-admin dealing with 10k+ machines, I love update services like this :)
     
  5. IvanV

    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    Funny, I'd swear Flash Player updates do trigger UAC. Maybe it's just the firewall (although I do have my UAC set to "Paranoid"), I'll have to pay attention next time there's a new version.
     
  6. CDsDontBurn

    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    Seriously, ever since FF v4.0, each subsequent version of FF has looked and felt the same. The only real differences are back-end stuff that the common user will not ever use.

    These should be version incriments like the did before, eg, v4.1, v4.2, etc.
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    HAHAHA. That's great! :lol:
     
  9. draggin

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    Haha, always love me some new firefox.
     
  10. Drivers1

    Drivers1 kX Drivers CZ

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    Even if you have lot of plugins?:) Me not.
     
  11. Erroneus

    Erroneus Get off my lawn!

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    Extensions is not broken after a new version of Firefox is released today, they are more relaxed about it.

    So lets sum that up:
    Extensions work after an update
    You are not bothered with updates, it happens almost instantly
    Engine improvements, making it only faster and better.
     
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    Drivers1 kX Drivers CZ

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    Sounds good, I´ll give it a try and update my older version. Firefox is my favourite browser because of Firebug, Web developer tools, SEO plugins etc. But in last versions, there were some issues with some plugins. Anyway, you are right, that Mozilla is working hard to develop different access to plugin, plugins are now more independent and if some of them fail, it shouldn´t have any impact to Firefox itself. As an webdeveloper, need rock stable browser with bunch of plugs...


     
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    Until now no problem :) so it seems firefox rocks...
     

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