Bit slow there reg
This is old news
Mozilla Corporation has released a new version of Firefox in order to remove a bug found just a week after an updated version of the browser was released. Firefox 3.09 was released last Wednesday. It fixed nine security holes, one of which was considered "critical". It was also meant to be more stable than previous versions. …
That explains why one machine went to 3.0.9 and another went up to 3.0.10 - no admin rights the first machine so no auto-update including no “Check for updates” option… I set it up during a paranoid phase of my life…
On a side note, I don’t hear the usual squealing slagging off the browser under scrutiny that normally occur when this kind of story breaks for certain other browsers! What’s good for the goose has killed the penguin, obviously.
El Reg, you are catching the beeb disease.
A glitch is a transient analogue phenomenon that effects electronic circuits. What the Firefox crew inserted is what's technically known as a bug. Although these days the term "pepperoni slice" would be more appropriate.
Please make better use of your NUJ-issue thesaurus.
"On a side note, I don’t hear the usual squealing slagging off the browser under scrutiny that normally occur when this kind of story breaks for certain other browsers!"
--Why would anyone? Mozilla was made aware of a problem and fixed it in a very timely fashion. Not weeks after it had been exploited to death or users had grown hoarse complaining about it.
The MS "Reboot Now/Later" annoyance can be killed (on XP anyway) by running the following in a command prompt:
net stop wuauserv
This stops the Windows update service. You can also create a batch file containing the above line and make a short cut to it from the desktop. After updating windows click the "Restart Later" option and then run the line or batch file, and you won't be annoyed (well, not by that particular pop-up anyway). The windows update service will start as normal after the next restart (which you will do when YOU want to do it and not at Microsoft's nagging insistence).
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