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Which version of portable firefox would be most secure getting updated once a month?

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On my laptop, I run FDE as my daily driver, with the release version to handle my webmail. I also use portable firefox (from portableapps.com) as a browser to use while at work, from a thumb drive. While using that portable verison, I usually just go to google image search, and a work site that would definitely be secure.

My question: I don't like to update the installation on my thumb drive very often, and occasionally work computers are very slow anyways. So if I were to update it no more often than once a month, which version of firefox would be most secure: Release, Beta, or Nightly?

If doing this is just dumb, then which version gets updated less often--it would be Release, correct?

On my laptop, I run FDE as my daily driver, with the release version to handle my webmail. I also use portable firefox (from portableapps.com) as a browser to use while at work, from a thumb drive. While using that portable verison, I usually just go to google image search, and a work site that would definitely be secure. My question: I don't like to update the installation on my thumb drive very often, and occasionally work computers are very slow anyways. So if I were to update it no more often than once a month, which version of firefox would be most secure: Release, Beta, or Nightly? If doing this is just dumb, then which version gets updated less often--it would be Release, correct?

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If you do not want to update then you can consider to use the Firefox 102 ESR portable version to at least stay safe.

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Hi

Yes, the Release version is updated less often, with a main feature update once a month (assuming that Portable Apps update their version in line with Mozilla).

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If you do not want to update then you can consider to use the Firefox 102 ESR portable version to at least stay safe.

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So ESR would be the version that gets updated the least, but still gets security fixes? If so, that sounds like the best version for me to use.

cor-el said

If you do not want to update then you can consider to use the Firefox 102 ESR portable version to at least stay safe.

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ESR gets a update at same time as a new Release version. They are for security and stability fixes with stability in mind as ESR is meant more for Enterprise users in mind.

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OK, I'll install the latest ESR onto my thumb drive, and just update that when it tells me to.

Thanks everyone!

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