View Poll Results: Which version of Firefox do you use and why?

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  • Ubuntu's version - I'm too lazy to install the Mozilla version

    52 46.43%
  • Ubuntu's version - I'm tight on space and don't want two versions installed

    3 2.68%
  • Ubuntu's version - I want the Mozilla version, but I can't get it to work

    0 0%
  • Ubuntu's version - I don't use Firefox, but I've been told it's bad to uninstall

    3 2.68%
  • Ubuntu's version - Some other reason (please specify)

    15 13.39%
  • Mozilla's version - I need to have new updates sooner than after a week

    10 8.93%
  • Mozilla's version - I don't like having to run a script to replace the ugly blue icons

    1 0.89%
  • Mozilla's version - I just like "official" things

    5 4.46%
  • Mozilla's version - some other reason (please specify)

    6 5.36%
  • Other (please explain)

    17 15.18%
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Thread: What kind of Firefox do you run and why?

  1. #1
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    What kind of Firefox do you run and why?

    Well, Firefox 1.5.0.5 has come out, and now we're getting the usual, "How do I update my Firefox?" and "When will Ubuntu update Firefox?" questions again.

    Which version of Firefox do you run--the Ubuntu repositories version of the Mozilla version? Why?

    When you pick your reason, pick your primary reason. The multiple-choice polls end up having %ages that don't add up to 100%.

  2. #2
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    Re: What kind of Firefox do you run and why?

    The one with a nice GUI.

    I stick with the Ubuntu one though, all I need it for is for Gecko. FF2.0 will be boring for me as it still uses Gecko 1.8 (FF's rendering engine), albeit with a spelling checker. That will be useful here!

    I just don't see the point in getting the latest point release manually, as there are usually only security fixes. When I had Breezy, I stayed with the 1.0 series, and when I wanted to upgrade to the 1.5 series, I just upgraded to Dapper.

    I can understand people manually getting the latest major release, I just can't be bothered to do it really, as they usually don't mean very much. I look forward to Gecko 1.9 though (Firefox 3.0), as it will bring native widget rendering.
    Last edited by bruce89; July 27th, 2006 at 05:52 PM.
    A Fedora user

  3. #3
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    Re: What kind of Firefox do you run and why?

    Other (please explain)
    I use flock, a firefox derivative with beter features and a nicer default UI.

  4. #4
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    Re: What kind of Firefox do you run and why?

    I just use dapper's firefox. I don't have alot of time to break my computer these days.
    - Captain John Yossarian

    Speak frankly, speak in French.

  5. #5
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    Re: What kind of Firefox do you run and why?

    I thought FF updated itself autotomatically. Now that you have mentioned it, I checked the update option and it is disabled and the version is still 1.5.0.2! Time to get the Mozilla version.

  6. #6
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    Re: What kind of Firefox do you run and why?

    I use Swiftfox because of the speed.

  7. #7
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    Re: What kind of Firefox do you run and why?

    I can wait about a week or so for the new version to come out in the repositories. However, if it's much later than that, I'll give up and install the Mozilla version.

  8. #8
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    Re: What kind of Firefox do you run and why?

    I'm using the version from the repos, I see little need to fragment my software all over the place just for a few updates which will be in the repos sooner or later.

  9. #9
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    Re: What kind of Firefox do you run and why?

    /me uses Swiftfox

  10. #10
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    Re: What kind of Firefox do you run and why?

    With Breezy it was a big problem because they kept using 1.0 while 1.5 was released. So back then, I always updated with the mozilla-version.
    But I don't really care whether or not I'm using 1.5.0.4 or 1.5.0.5
    Though I would install the Mozilla version if we'll have to wait too long after the official release of 2.0.
    "We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true."

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