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My preferences for automatic update is unchecked. Will the force update of 24 april overrule these preferences? I don't want to update version 3.6.28 due a medical software that I use.

My preferences for automatic update is unchecked. Will the force update of 24 april overrule these preferences? I don't want to update version 3.6.28 due a medical software that I use.

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If you don't have automatic update checked off, you won't be updated to Firefox 11. However, as swarnava said, there will not be any more updates for Firefox 3.6, period. It will be vulnerable to security holes in the future, as well as stability issues.

Is there a reason you don't want to update to Firefox 11 that maybe I can help you? There are lots of reasons to update, better performance, support for new web standards, better memory usage, hardware acceleration, etc. And with the new Versions, most add-ons are defaulted to compatible with Firefox 11.

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Swarnava Sengupta
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Will the force update of 24april overrule these preferences?

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Will the force update of 24april overrule these preferences? * No

Question owner

So I can keep version 3.6.28 if I choose to and I don't need to update to version 12.

So I can keep version 3.6.28 if I choose to and I don't need to update to version 12.
Swarnava Sengupta
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But Firefox 3.6 is now end of life, it means no more update, suport and maintaince, chemspill only

But Firefox 3.6 is now end of life, it means no more update, suport and maintaince, chemspill only

Question owner

thx 4 your reply swarnava

thx 4 your reply swarnava

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If there's no support for 3.6.28, that wouldn't be a problem. As long as Mozilla does not update against my will.

If there's no support for 3.6.28, that wouldn't be a problem. As long as Mozilla does not update against my will.
Tyler Downer
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If you don't have automatic update checked off, you won't be updated to Firefox 11. However, as swarnava said, there will not be any more updates for Firefox 3.6, period. It will be vulnerable to security holes in the future, as well as stability issues.

Is there a reason you don't want to update to Firefox 11 that maybe I can help you? There are lots of reasons to update, better performance, support for new web standards, better memory usage, hardware acceleration, etc. And with the new Versions, most add-ons are defaulted to compatible with Firefox 11.

If you don't have automatic update checked off, you won't be updated to Firefox 11. However, as swarnava said, there will not be any more updates for Firefox 3.6, period. It will be vulnerable to security holes in the future, as well as stability issues. Is there a reason you don't want to update to Firefox 11 that maybe I can help you? There are lots of reasons to update, better performance, support for new web standards, better memory usage, hardware acceleration, etc. And with the new Versions, most add-ons are defaulted to compatible with Firefox 11.

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@Tylerdowner thx 4 your reply. Im not keen on updating my firefox right now, cause I'm using a software that's not fully compatible with a newer version. The company is working on this compatibility problem though.

thx a bunch guys!

@Tylerdowner thx 4 your reply. Im not keen on updating my firefox right now, cause I'm using a software that's not fully compatible with a newer version. The company is working on this compatibility problem though. thx a bunch guys!
James
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Swarnava wrote "But Firefox 3.6 is now end of life, it means no more update, suport and maintaince, chemspill only"

There will not be any chemspill updates for 3.6.* either as the 3.6.28 is it.

Also the chemspill refers to the updates for 4.0 and newer versions that could not wait for the next major version.

Swarnava wrote "But Firefox 3.6 is now end of life, it means no more update, suport and maintaince, '''chemspill only'''" There will not be any chemspill updates for 3.6.* either as the 3.6.28 is it. Also the chemspill refers to the updates for 4.0 and newer versions that could not wait for the next major version.