Thursday, April 17, 2008

Firefox upgrades again - New security patch released

Mozilla continues to improve both their 'stable' release of the Firefox web browser, as well as the next generation, Firefox 3.0.

A few hours ago, a security patch was released for Firefox 2.0 (The current version is now

If you didn't receive it automatically, just hit the help tab, then 'check for updates'.

On the Firefox Beta front, the nightly builds of Firefox 3.0 Beta 5 continue to show significant improvement (Well beyond what some characterized as 'stable for use' with the release of Firefox 3.0 Beta 4).

Apple's Safari for Windows 3.1.1 is still the fastest of the lot on our beta machines (and also upgraded yesterday with improved security and stability), but it's my guess that when the extensions catch up to Firefox 3.0 (and it is officially released), the Firefox browser's market share will jump exponentially.

Our tests of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 Beta continue as well and I want to reiterate that this release should only be being used by developers in a developer environment. Still lots of work to do here. In the meantime, Internet Explorer continues to suffer a small identity crisis (and a minor nightmare for developers) as almost half the users haven't yet upgraded from Version 6 to Version 7 despite Microsoft relaxing the authentication requirement.

Another 'Beta' Sidenote: We've also been extensively testing Microsoft's Service Pack 3 Release Candidate 2. It is perfectly stable (here) and there's a little more under the hood than is being published. A few websites reported yesterday that the final XP Service Pack / Roll-Up could be released as early as the end of this month

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Update: Flock also issued an upgrade yesterday and the Firefox 3.0 'tree' is now locked for the upcoming release of Firefox 3.0 RC1

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