ALERT! Problems with Mozilla Firefox 5.0 ALERT!
As I have been a proponent of switching from the vulnerability riddled Internet Explorer telling everyone to use a different browser because of IE’s long known issues, I feel it my responsibility to alert everyone to significant problems with Mozilla Firefox 5.0. I first thought it was me but noticed that once I upgraded to Firefox 4.0 my programs and other actions would not respond or work properly. This got worse when I moved up to FF 5.0. The article by well-known tech person and tech writer for the New York Times outlines it all in his article linked and attached.
Although the insert video and picture of David Pogue have nothing to do with this article, I wasn’t aware the New York Times byline was that of J.D. Biersdorfer and not Pogue who is the tech writer for the Times. They were interesting images and video so I left them in – no extra charge 🙂
But back to the the Firefox issue;
I downgraded to 3.6 and all work fine except Mozilla is not going to support it for long and it will not be watched for vulnerabilities e.g.; viruses, spyware, worms and such nasty things. As austere as it looks Google’s Chrome browser http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?answer=95346 now looks better and better.
- What is the different between google chrome and mozilla firefox (wiki.answers.com)
- The history of Mozilla and Firefox (extremetech.com)
- Mozilla Delivers New Firefox Versions at Rapid-Fire Pace (ostatic.com)
- Mozilla’s Firefox 5 update to fix Lion crash bug (infoworld.com)