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you say moxilla firefox is for people but there is no way for me to contact you... unless I have the latest version which I can't have because I can't afford to

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"We're a non-profit organization that believes the Web should be open, accessible, transparent, safe and—most of all—a force for the good of humanity. ... And we depend on support and collaboration from people like you." SO YOU SAY BUT... I had firefox 3.6 working fine. got a message to update... updated and replaced existing firefox with new version and blow me down... NOW it tells me my system can't operate it. Well thanks a million, you caring people... I now have no browser and guess what.... part of the greedy corporate 'upgrading' constantly so that we have to keep on forking out more money for your so-called "free' download. Just who are yopu making the internet accessible to? just the few rich who can afford to continuously up[grade. The old version Firefox 3.6 was working just fine and I want it back. But oh no... I can't have it! and guess what all the other browsers also want upgraded systems.

I thought Firefox was different but it is not! It's just another money grabbing part of the system. If you don't think so then tell me how I can get a firefox browser without having to shell out more money!

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

The reason that firefox needs upgrades is because there are constant changes in the way websites are built. In order to allow you to view web pages in the best way possible they must keep their software up to date up.

In a few years your browser will not allow you to view many web pages and you will need to upgrade no matter what, this has nothing to do with greed, only with the internet moving forward and becoming better.

This being said.. I am sure you can get a used computer that will run the latest version of firefox for around 100$.

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In order to downgrade to version 3.6 of Firefox, please follow the steps mentioned here:

I still want to downgrade — where can I get the previous version?.

Also see How do I configure update options/preferences? in order to disable the automatic update or follow these step-by-step instructions:

In the Firefox window, click the Firefox button at the top, then select the Options menu item.

  1. If no Firefox button is shown, click the Tools menu at the top of the menu bar, then select Options.
  2. From the Options window, click the Advanced panel.
  3. In the Advanced panel, click the Update tab.
  4. Under Firefox updates, select Never check for updates.
  5. Now click the OK button to apply the changes.

--Tobbi

NB: This is a community-driven support place. I'm not an employee.

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Hi hackedoff20,
When did this update happen for you? The issue of OS 10.4 users being updated was early May.

Regarding "forking money", I hope you didn't pay for your version of Firefox. Firefox is free, so if you had to pay for it, you may have installed it from a malicious website. If that the case, you can report it at http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/legal/fraud-report/

There was a support article created for 10.4 users at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-no-longer-works-mac-os-10-4-or-powerpc

Basically, if you can't update OS X, the recommendation is to use TenFourFox web browser, because Firefox 3.6 is no longer receiving security updates.

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Hi Chris and thanks for your reply. The update happened yesterday - 6 July. I didn't receive anything in early May.

I didn't pay for Firefox (thank you Firefox!)... my point is that if Firefox only provides programmes that need the latest expensive software to run then it is part of the whole exploitative commercial system... as a result poor people and even semi-poor people can't have secure access to the internet. This seems at odds with Firefox's stated aims? Firefox is therefore increasing the gap between the haves and the havenots, yet again! Good secure Firefox is just free for the rich. I tried to send feedback using the Firefox site and guess what, a window popped up that I could only send feedback with the new expensive-to-run version! So no communication with the poor unhappy people! If you have access to the Firefpx people perhaps you could pass on my thoughts to them?

I have now got my Firefox 3.6 back - thanks very much for your help.

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Hi Tobbi, many thanks for your reply. I'm now happily, if unsecurely, back on Firefox 3.6.

All the best,

No longer so hacked off!

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Firefox development is public and open to anyone to contribute, so I did a web search and found the discussion where it was decided to drop support for 10.4. It looks like it was a matter of resources. Here's the link: http://groups.google.com/group/mozilla.dev.planning/browse_frm/thread/1613c3fe1ac4144c

I'm not sure what you think the aim of Mozilla is, but you can read the manifesto at http://www.mozilla.org/about/manifesto.en.html . It's really more about openness and transparency. Tiger is no longer getting security fixes from Apple, so if you're concerned about security, maybe try Linux?

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TenFourFox only works on a PowerPC, so that won't work on your Intel Mac.
If you could update to OS X 10.5.8 then you can continue to use current Firefox versions.

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

The reason that firefox needs upgrades is because there are constant changes in the way websites are built. In order to allow you to view web pages in the best way possible they must keep their software up to date up.

In a few years your browser will not allow you to view many web pages and you will need to upgrade no matter what, this has nothing to do with greed, only with the internet moving forward and becoming better.

This being said.. I am sure you can get a used computer that will run the latest version of firefox for around 100$.